Issue 49 - Published Aug. 6, 2008
The Necessary Revolution: Creating a Sustainable Future The Necessary Revolution: Creating a Sustainable Future
By Peter Senge and Bryan Smith

Published Aug. 6, 2008 11:38 p.m. - "The Industrial Era is ending. Its extraordinary successes—advances in literacy, life expectancy, human rights, and technology—have propelled us headlong into a myriad of side effects: food and water shortages, cyclonic destruction, prolonged drought and rising sea levels. To delay acknowledging the need for lifes ...
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Gridlock Economy: The Tragedy of the Anticommons Gridlock Economy: The Tragedy of the Anticommons
By Michael Heller

Published Aug. 6, 2008 10:54 p.m. - "Private ownership usually creates wealth. But too much ownership has the opposite effect—it creates gridlock. When too many people own pieces of one thing, cooperation breaks down, wealth disappears . . . everybody loses. Gridlock is a free market paradox. There has been an unnoticed revolution in how we create wealth. In the old e ...
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Mini Sagas: Bite Sized Lessons For Life and Business Mini Sagas: Bite Sized Lessons For Life and Business
By Rajesh Setty

Published Aug. 6, 2008 10:03 p.m. - 50 words is not a lot. Sometimes, though, you can say a lot in 50 words. Add a good picture to the background and you have a story in 50 words. In this photographic manifesto (the first in ChangeThis history) Rajesh Setty has compiled 15 mini sagas from his collection. Each 50 word story is packed with a lesson on life and/or busin ...
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Uncovering Business Breakthroughs: Are you Tuned In or Tuned Out? Uncovering Business Breakthroughs: Are you Tuned In or Tuned Out?
By Craig Stull, Phil Myers, David Meerman Scott

Published Aug. 6, 2008 9:25 p.m. - "We’ve developed the Tuned In Process to allow companies to create success again and again. We see these same principles at work in a wide range of successful product experiences, such as business-to-business technology products, fast food chains, and professional services firms. Anyone ...
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Avoid Corporate Death: Nine Essential Elements Will Keep the Reaper From Your Company’s Door Avoid Corporate Death: Nine Essential Elements Will Keep the Reaper From Your Company’s Door
By Robert A. Rudzki

Published Aug. 6, 2008 8:53 p.m. - "No company is created to fail. Yet the odds are stacked against corporations surviving more than a few decades. Many once-greats are dying a slow death, losing much of what made them superior. Others have expired quickly. And new research shows that many more are starting to atrophy as the ...
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14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas 14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas
By Mitch Ditkoff

Published Aug. 6, 2008 8:44 p.m. - "There’s a lot of talk these days—especially in business circles—about the importance of innovation. All CEOs worth their low salt lunch want it. And they want it, of course, now. Innovation, they reason, is the competitive edge. What sparks innovation? People. What sparks people? Inspired ideas that meet a need—whether expressed or unexpres ...
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