Issue 125 | Published Jan. 21, 2015

Launching Billion-Dollar Products: How Extreme Entrepreneurs Bring Successful Ideas to Market Launching Billion-Dollar Products: How Extreme Entrepreneurs Bring Successful Ideas to Market
By John Sviokla & Mitch Cohen

Published Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. - “The qualities that make an idea great get watered down in the process of going live, and the idea developer is rarely involved ... Self-made billionaires, by contrast, view execution as a creative act that is inextricable from the idea itself.”
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Challenging Beliefs that Erode Workplace Motivation Challenging Beliefs that Erode Workplace Motivation
By Susan Fowler

Published Jan. 21, 2015 10:01 a.m. - “As a leader, you cannot motivate anyone. What you can do is cultivate a workplace where it is more likely for someone to experience optimal motivation. ... the result of satisfying three psychological needs that lie at the heart of every human being’s ability to thrive: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.”
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Stop Living Urgent; Start Living Significant Stop Living Urgent; Start Living Significant
By Rory Vaden

Published Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. - “Everything you know about time-management is wrong. 'Try this new app,' we say. Or 'follow this organization system.' And you’ve probably been told a hundred times, 'plan out your week on Sunday night and put some letters by your key tasks.' But time-management isn’t just logical. Today especially, it’s emotional.”
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The Power of Apprenticeship The Power of Apprenticeship
By Nicholas Wyman

Published Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. - “There is a huge shift happening in the United States right now: a return to the time-honored tradition of apprenticeship. ... Modern apprenticeships have countless advantages for employers and the economy on the whole, as well as for anyone, at any stage of life, looking to launch a successful, well-paid, and fulfilling career.”
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Improvisational Innovation™ Two Words That Will Turn Employee Ideas Into Execution Improvisational Innovation™ Two Words That Will Turn Employee Ideas Into Execution
By Deborah Perry Piscione

Published Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. - “New ideas and bold bets are essential for the livelihood and survival of any organization ... The methodology behind Improvisational Innovation™ addresses how to identify, source, data-mine and execute upon new ideas from any employee, at anytime.”
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Headfirst into My So-Called Life: Embracing Your Productivity Style to Work Simply Headfirst into My So-Called Life: Embracing Your Productivity Style to Work Simply
By Carson Tate

Published Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. - “If you’re reading this article, your efforts to solve your busyness problem have probably not paid off. ... The truth is that the problem is not you. It is how you are trying to overcome your busyness that is the problem.”
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Issue 124

Get Rid of the Jerks
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Dr. Bob Tobin
124 “What’s the best way to have a better life? Just do this one thing: Get rid of the jerks. Yes, that’s right, get rid of those people who are bothering you, the people who hold you back, the ones who don’t appreciate you, the ones who complain all the time, the ones who are always criticizing you, the ones who drive you nuts, the ones who just tolerate you.”


How To Create Eternal Life In Any Business
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Noah Fleming
124 “What if I told you that there is a gold mine of new business that you’re probably missing out on? And what if I told you that these will be the easiest to find, most loyal, and highest grossing customers you will ever find? These are what I call, your evergreen customers. Your evergreen customers are the ones you already have.”


Everything We Know About Great Workplaces is Wrong
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Ron Friedman, Ph.D.
124 “Suppose that later this evening, after you have stepped away from your keyboard, put on your jacket, and traveled home for supper, your organizations underwent a magical transformation, reshaping itself into the world’s best workplace. How would you know?”


Get Off the Couch!
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Roger Connors & Tom Smith
124 “Almost everyone has experienced collapsing from exhaustion on their metaphorical 'couch' after repeated attempts to solve a problem that feels out of their control ... the point is to not be victimized by your circumstances, but to take accountability for your circumstances and get out there and go do something.”


It’s Your Turn: Make Something That Matters
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Seth Godin
124 “'Your turn' ... is the model of the person who makes change. We seek the change that is interesting, the change for the better, and most of all, the change that connects us to someone else. This is the freedom to make change, and the willingness to seek out the tension it brings.”



Issue 123

Debunking the Myths, Lies, and Misconceptions of Word of Mouth Marketing
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Ted Wright
123 “If you have ever tried to discuss word-of-mouth marketing, you’ve likely confronted the many myths and misconceptions that surround it. I’ve heard every single one of them [and] I’ve gotten pretty good at responding. Maybe I can help you do it too.”


A New Superpower: Building Habit-Forming Products
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Nir Eyal
123 “Face it, we’re hooked. The technologies we use have turned into compulsions, if not full-fledged addictions. … How do companies, producing little more than bits of code displayed on a screen, seemingly control users’ minds? What makes some products so habit-forming?”


A Consistent Personal Narrative is the Key to Leading in the Social Age
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Frank Guglielmo & Sudhanshu Palsule
123 “In the new world of deep interconnectivity, what we call the Social Age, leaders are confronted with challenges that constantly test ‘who they are’ … Thriving as a leader in the Social Age means taking a good look at your self and understanding how you are most productive in five areas.”


Choose Your Impact, Change the World
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Mindy Hall
123 “Who do you want to be as a leader? What impact do you want to have? How do you want people to experience you? No matter where you fall in the organizational structure, your ability to shape both the organizational culture and how others perceive you is a direct result of the level of intention with which you operate.”


Welcome to the Conscience Economy
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Steven Overman
123 “Something extraordinary is happening. Humankind’s increasing interconnectedness is causing a global transformation of values and expectations, at both the individual and societal level. The shift is reaching a tipping point that will transform business forever. … That’s great for humanity—and for business.”



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