Issue 144 | Published Aug. 10, 2016

Why a Business Education? A Business School Dean’s Manifesto Why a Business Education? A Business School Dean’s Manifesto
By Jim Dewald

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “I was surprised and pleased to see in the very first survey that the number one reason why students choose a business school education was that they wanted to make a difference in the world.”
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Leadership Lessons from Poetry and Prose Leadership Lessons from Poetry and Prose
By Bob Vanourek

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “The poets and great authors of history have left us a treasury of leadership insights. Why not plumb the wisdom of the masters of literature and other inspirational leaders to discover effective and timeless leadership principles?”
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Hollywood’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Why Entertainment Leaders Need Big Data Now Hollywood’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Why Entertainment Leaders Need Big Data Now
By Michael D. Smith & Rahul Telang

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “A perfect storm of technological change has hit the entertainment industries. It involves the convergence of user-generated content, long-tail markets, and digital piracy, and it has diminished the profitability of the industries’ traditional business model.”
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It’s Your Turn It’s Your Turn
By Jill Griffin

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “New research says that having women on boards changes the way decisions are made, and it changes it for the better. Women should be on boards, and they are needed there. That pressure is also opening previously closed doors to allow more women on boards.”
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Advertising Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Woefully Overfunded Advertising Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Woefully Overfunded
By Chris Kneeland

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - "All is not well in ad-land. An awakening of sorts is happening amongst enlightened brand leaders who are starting to ask a different question. Rather than debate the viability of the craft, many are now wondering, “How little advertising can my brand get away with?”
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The Midlife Gap Year: Why More Companies Should Offer Employee Sabbaticals The Midlife Gap Year: Why More Companies Should Offer Employee Sabbaticals
By Phyllis Korkki

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “A midcareer gap year is an important step to incorporate into people’s professional and personal lives because of two major societal changes: extended longevity and a transformed work world.”
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Issue 143

How to Start When You’re Stuck
July 13, 2016 - By: Jason W. Womack & Jodi Womack
143 “Maybe it’s a career change, a health and fitness transformation or a personal project or side business you want to start, but for some reason—whatever it is—you haven’t started yet. … In order to find the time, the resources and the support you need, you first need to GET MOMENTUM.”


Keeping On the Blade: How Successful Startup Founders Persist To Discover Hockey Stick Growth
July 13, 2016 - By: Bobby Martin
143 “Creating and growing a successful startup that achieves hockey stick growth is not the mystical unicorn of the business world that many would like you to believe it is.”


Leading Innovation From the New Middle
July 13, 2016 - By: George E. L. Barbee
143 “Innovation is more than an “I” thing… it’s a “WE” thing. It is true that we must make a real, conscious effort to improve our own innovation skills. But there are also important changes that we can and should bring about in the organization."


Networks Are Eating the World
July 13, 2016 - By: Barry Libert, Megan Beck, Jerry Wind
143 “As Thomas Melville wrote, ‘We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us.’ Today’s digital networks are those fibers and the organizations that build and sustain will win big—bigger than we have every imagined.”


The Becoming Principle
July 13, 2016 - By: Cathy Salit
143 “As adults—in the workplace and elsewhere—when we’re asked to do something we’ve never done before, when we need to grow beyond our current capabilities, we can tap into what we naturally did as children, and perform our way to who we’re becoming.”


A New Territory of Maturity: Updating Our Stories To Enhance Our Lives
July 13, 2016 - By: Rosamund Stone Zander
143 “Some of the discoveries you made and the stories you constructed around them as a child have stayed the same, unchanged, no matter how many years have passed. You’ve been walking around in kid’s sneakers … Here’s how to fit yourself out with good pair of hiking boots to go the distance.”



Issue 142

It's Time to Fix It!
June 8, 2016 - By: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman, Tracy O. Skousen, Marcus Nicolls
142 “When you get accountability wrong, don’t expect anything else to go right in your job, on your team, or in the organization as a whole. … When you get accountability right, everything else will go right as you execute, overcome obstacles, and work to get results.”


The Social Business Mandate
June 8, 2016 - By: Clara Shih
142 “We live in an age in which every aspect of our lives from physical devices to offline services is being digitized; the impact of social media on consumers and business alike today is as profound as the rise of Google 15 years ago. Yet, many business leaders and CEOs are thinking about what I call Social Business in exactly the WRONG ways.”


The Sweet Spot of Purpose: A Three-Legged Stool for Productivity and Success
June 8, 2016 - By: Dan Pontefract
142 “The importance of purpose on the lives of employees, and for the betterment of society, has become table stakes. Indeed, the individuals that make up the organization are its most important advantage.”


STOP Branding and START Activating (Part II of “A Manifesto for Thinking Small”)
June 8, 2016 - By: Craig Wilson
142 “Marketers don't generate demand. Great companies spend their time understanding what and where latent demand exists and build the products, services, and user experiences that connect to that demand.”



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