Issue 40 - Published Nov. 15, 2007
The Hard Reality of Semiglobalization…And How to Profit From It The Hard Reality of Semiglobalization…And How to Profit From It
By Pankaj Ghemawat

Published Nov. 15, 2007 2:22 a.m. - Pankaj Ghemawat disagrees that the world is flat, instead asserts that “the complex world of semiglobalization offers a far richer palette of business opportunities than a simple “borderless” world of uniformity and ubiquity.” Here, he offers an antidote by addressing what still matters: distance and difference. ...
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Competing in a Flat World: The Perils and Promise of Global Supply Chains Competing in a Flat World: The Perils and Promise of Global Supply Chains
By Victor Fung, William Fung and Yorum (Jerry) Wind

Published Nov. 15, 2007 2:08 a.m. - The recent recall of Mattel toys made in China is proof that modern supply chains are complex and require more than mastering work flow and logistics. Here, the authors offer that in a flat world, the world is our factory, and a new focus on networks, a balance between control an ...
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Change the Way You Change the World Change the Way You Change the World
By Leslie Crutchfield & Heather Grant McLeod

Published Nov. 8, 2007 5:51 a.m. - Using Habitat for Humanity as a dynamic example, authors of Forces for Good, Crutchfield and Grant, present this manifesto on what high-impact nonprofits do to achieve wide-scale social change. These methods are insightful for all organizations, including for-profits and individuals. You may just want to pick up a hammer an ...
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The RenGen Manifesto The RenGen Manifesto
By Patricia Martin

Published Nov. 8, 2007 5:38 a.m. - Patricia Martin brings her energy and enthusiasm to this inspiring manifesto which celebrates a new cultural trend: a renaissance generation that values creative and intellectual activity which will bring a rebirth to our current beige state of living. ...
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The Energy Crossroads: How Detroit and Washington Can Fuel the Future The Energy Crossroads: How Detroit and Washington Can Fuel the Future
By Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Published Nov. 8, 2007 5:29 a.m. - Vaitheeswaran, author of Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future, here asserts that within “the thorny geopolitical, environmental, and economic complications involved with cars and oil, America’s federal energy policies do matter.” He calls for a “market-minded” approach that offers a lev ...
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Build Your Brand in Bits and Bytes: Building Your Personal Brand Online Build Your Brand in Bits and Bytes: Building Your Personal Brand Online
By William Arruda

Published Nov. 8, 2007 5:19 a.m. - Arruda and Dixson warn: you are being googled. Internet research is now a no-brainer in the hiring process, whether you are applying for a job or pitching your bid. So, how can you impress recruiters and clients when they perform this kind of reference check? The authors offer steps to making you digitally distinct ...
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The New Theory of Relativity: Relationships = Productivity The New Theory of Relativity: Relationships = Productivity
By Noah Blumenthal

Published Nov. 8, 2007 5:07 a.m. - Blumenthal believes there is simply no stronger motivation for good performance than strong relationships and hopes to revolutionize leadership with a deceptively simple equation: Relationships = Productivity. He warns of an epidemic of “ineptivity” (motion without reason) has lead to a state of disenfranchisement within b ...
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Slow Innovation: A Savour-y Way to Success Slow Innovation: A Savour-y Way to Success
By Derek Cheshire

Published Nov. 8, 2007 4:53 a.m. - Using the Slow Food Movement as a metaphor, Derek Cheshire suggests a slow approach to innovation. There is immense pressure to innovate quickly or to rush to market, but does this bargain of speed versus quality really benefit a company? He lauds the goal of creating “an innovative company whose structure and culture are conducive to long-t ...
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