Issue 132 | Published Aug. 5, 2015

A Manifesto for Planet and Progeny A Manifesto for Planet and Progeny
By Henry Mintzberg

Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “The dogma of Communism was exorcised in Eastern Europe in 1989, only to be replaced by another one. Today the world is haunted by the spectre of an ‘economic man’ and his form of capitalism, seen as the be all and end all of human existence. We shall have to stop the be all before it becomes the end all—of our planet and our progeny.”
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Do Something YOU Love: Design Your Ideal Life Do Something YOU Love: Design Your Ideal Life
By Becky Lynn Smith

Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “In spite of the millions of dollars now being spent by companies on improving engagement, and the hoards of consultants who have ‘the answer,’ 70% of people in the workplace in the United States are either not engaged, or are actively disengaged. There has to be a better way. I believe there is a better way.”
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We Are All a Bit Delusional We Are All a Bit Delusional
By Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan

Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “Unfortunately, most of us can’t be above average—the math just doesn’t work. Now clearly, some people are aware that we’re below average in some areas of our lives, even believe that we’re below average on the whole, but overwhelmingly, human beings are a little delusional when it comes to their conception of their own competence.”
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How To Be More Valuable Than Machines: Developing Our Most Essential Human Abilities to Survive the Rise of Computers How To Be More Valuable Than Machines: Developing Our Most Essential Human Abilities to Survive the Rise of Computers
By Geoff Colvin

Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “We’re entering an era in which the skills that make you valuable are not only changing—they comprise a fundamentally different kind of skills from those that have made people economically valuable up to now.”
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Jars of Clay: Solving the Water Crisis in Guatemala Jars of Clay: Solving the Water Crisis in Guatemala
By Dennis Welch

Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “In the high country of Guatemala, you’ll find a self-proclaimed 'Social-preneur' CEO with degrees from Notre Dame and Wharton Business School who is on a mission to solve perhaps the biggest problem Guatemalans face in their everyday lives: unsafe drinking water.”
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Social Drive: How You Can Create Positive Change, <i>Right Now</i> Social Drive: How You Can Create Positive Change, Right Now
By Paul Shoemaker

Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “I don’t want to do anything to deter anyone from believing there is power in the group, in the network. I’m not a fan of false, egotistical, self-centered ‘heroes’ either. But I do believe that the positive social impact one person can create has never been clearer, stronger, and more urgent.”
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Issue 131

Transforming Business—Successfully
July 8, 2015 - By: Satish P. Subramanian
131 “Enterprises need to constantly innovate business models, products, services, processes, and systems to maintain a strong competitive position in the market-place. [But] Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the ‘business outcome gap’ … the difference between desired business outcomes and realized business outcomes.”


Is Educating All Children Possible? (Based on the Status Quo, No.)
July 8, 2015 - By: Don Berg
131 “At least on the face of it, there is an assumption embedded in this universal policy that they are all expected to be educated. But, is educating all children even possible?”


Local Networks, Global Change: Working Locally through the UN Global Compact
July 8, 2015 - By: Mark Moody-Stuart
131 “It is only through Local Networks that the smaller and purely national and local companies which provide the bulk of employment in almost every economy can become involved. Such involvement has great benefits for all.”


The Customer Room: Grow Your Business by Improving Customers’ Lives
July 8, 2015 - By: Jeanne Bliss
131 “If you’re in the fray of silo-based reactivity to customer issues, the Customer Room will help to emancipate you from those fire drills. It is the glue that unites a leadership team to focus and improve customers’ lives to earn the right to growth.”


The Genius of Teams
July 8, 2015 - By: Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone
131 “More than ever, business success now comes down to teams. The pace of change is now accelerating so quickly that more traditional, large organizations simply cannot react quickly enough to new challenges arriving in swarms from around the globe. That makes them hugely vulnerable.”



Issue 130

The Fix: A How-to Guide for Breaking Bad Habits That May Well Wind Up Killing Your Business.
June 10, 2015 - By: Chris Kneeland
130 “Brand leaders across North America  resort to bribery just to get people to buy. And the proliferation of incentives and advertising has become so bad that many businesses are now overdosing on these short-term stimulants.”


Acceptable Loss: A Formula For How to Fail Quickly and Cheaply, and Ultimately Succeed
June 10, 2015 - By: Paul B. Brown
130 “When successful entrepreneurs head off into the unknown—and there is nothing more unknown than starting a new company—they … reduce it to a formula. They: Act. Learn. Build (off that learning.) And Repeat.”


Leadership Muscles For The New Multi-Polar World
June 10, 2015 - By: Gurnek Bains
130 “The leadership teams of many multi-nationals were often literally a pale reflection of the international community, but slowly increasing diversity is evident in boardrooms and senior teams. But how do you deepen this diversity and make it work productively?”


#notarule: winning at business and life by breaking rules that don't exist
June 10, 2015 - By: Jason Kotecki
130 “Blessed are the rule breakers. They shalt inherit the Future. One thing all great titans of industry have in common is this: they were able to identify rules that don’t exist and had the courage to break them.”


How to Have it All: A Career, Kids, Free Time, and a Full Night's Sleep.
June 10, 2015 - By: Laura Vanderkam
130 "Women with big careers have far more balanced lives than the popular narrative conveys. That’s good news for anyone wondering if it’s possible to have a career, kids, free time, and even a full night’s sleep. It is possible to have it all, not just in theory, but in how we live our day-to-day lives.”



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