Issue 145 | Published Sept. 14, 2016

How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality—with the Stroke of a Pen How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality—with the Stroke of a Pen
By Nora Herting & Heather Willems

Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. - “Turning a great idea into something that will actually earn you a living can be intimidating. … It turns out there is a first step you can take to start to make your big ideas and dreams come true: You can pick up your pen and start drawing.”
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Turning Points: The Key to Success and Accomplishment in Life Turning Points: The Key to Success and Accomplishment in Life
By Bernie Swain

Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. - “It’s the turning point in your life—a subtle or stark shift set in motion by a person, event, or epiphany that has sent you down a different path and in the process has transformed what you were into what you have now become.”
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SIMPLY BRILLIANT: 8 Questions to Help You Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways SIMPLY BRILLIANT: 8 Questions to Help You Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways
By William C. Taylor

Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. - “The thrill of breakthrough creativity and breakaway performance doesn’t just belong to the youngest companies with the most cutting-edge technology or the most radical business strategies.”
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How to Start Up Your Brand: Develop a Minimum Viable Brand How to Start Up Your Brand: Develop a Minimum Viable Brand
By Denise Lee Yohn

Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. - “Many startups get derailed because they don't get their brand right. To avoid this fate, you need to develop a Minimum Viable Brand (MVB). As an alternative to a complete strategic brand platform or simply a shell of a brand, a MVB provides you the perfect balance of structure and flexibility.”
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How to Make Things Happen When You’re Not the CEO How to Make Things Happen When You’re Not the CEO
By Thomas Barta and Patrick Barwise

Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. - “Great ideas achieve nothing unless they’re executed. But as a technical expert, a manager, or even a senior leader, you have no formal power to make anything happen beyond your own team. What do you do?”
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The Career Benefits of Writing Without Bullshit The Career Benefits of Writing Without Bullshit
By Josh Bernoff

Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. - “Clarity. Boldness. We say that we value these qualities in communication at work. So why is nearly everything we read so full of bullshit? After 35 years of reading and writing for work, I decided to determine what causes bullshit, and how we can all learn to write without it.”
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Issue 144

Leadership Lessons from Poetry and Prose
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Bob Vanourek
144 “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?”


It’s Your Turn
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Jill Griffin
144 “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.”


Advertising Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Woefully Overfunded
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Chris Kneeland
144 "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?”


Why a Business Education? A Business School Dean’s Manifesto
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Jim Dewald
144 “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.”


Hollywood’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Why Entertainment Leaders Need Big Data Now
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Michael D. Smith & Rahul Telang
144 “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.”


The Midlife Gap Year: Why More Companies Should Offer Employee Sabbaticals
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Phyllis Korkki
144 “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.”



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.”



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