Issue 58 - Published May 6, 2009
Creative Elegance: The Power of Incomplete Ideas Creative Elegance: The Power of Incomplete Ideas
By Matthew E. May

Published May 6, 2009 10:56 p.m. - “It is nearly impossible to make it through a typical day without exchanging ideas. Whether deciding on something as simple as a restaurant for a long overdue night out, or as complicated as the design of an entirely new product, we are forever involved in sculpting and selling our creative thought. Conventional wisdom says that to be ...
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The Small Revolution The Small Revolution
By Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval

Published May 6, 2009 10:39 p.m. - “When tackling problems, we are often told to think big. We filter out life’s seemingly insignificant details in order to concentrate on the greater issues. After all, big ideas yield big results, or so the assumption goes. Certainly, no one wants to be thought of as the person who 'can’t see the forest for the trees.' But many times, these ...
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Ending the Illusion of Control: Let’s Kick This Bad Forecasting Habit Ending the Illusion of Control: Let’s Kick This Bad Forecasting Habit
By Spyros Makridakis, Robin M Hogarth & Anil Gaba

Published May 6, 2009 10:01 p.m. - "Many reputable institutions issue regular economic forecasts that are widely cited in the international press. And yet, how accurate are these forecasts? Should we really trust them? […] In this manifesto, we note the dismal historical track record of much if not most econo ...
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Who’s Got Your Back: Why You Need the “Lifeline Relationships” that Create Success and Won’t Let You Fail Who’s Got Your Back: Why You Need the “Lifeline Relationships” that Create Success and Won’t Let You Fail
By Keith Ferrazzi

Published May 6, 2009 9:11 p.m. - “Behind every great leader, at the base of every great tale of success, you will find an indispensable circle of trusted advisors, mentors, and colleagues. These groups come in all forms and sizes and can be found at every level and in nearly all spheres of both professio ...
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Destination: Work - Thriving in a Tough Economy by Tapping Into the <i>Discretionary Effort</i> of Your Employees Destination: Work - Thriving in a Tough Economy by Tapping Into the Discretionary Effort of Your Employees
By Ross Reck, Ph.D. & Harry Paul

Published May 6, 2009 8:50 p.m. - “Has your company’s bottom line taken a serious hit because of today’s lousy economic climate? Has your company tried to fix the situation by undergoing a round or two of layoffs only to see your productivity plummet because of reduced morale and your b ...
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Before You Open Your Mouth: The Keys to Great Public Speaking Before You Open Your Mouth: The Keys to Great Public Speaking
By Nick Morgan

Published May 6, 2009 8:21 p.m. - “Why is most public speaking so awful? Why do we subject our fellow human beings to this form of torture when there are so many better things we could all be doing, like cutting our toenails, baking snickerdoodles, or watching re-runs of The Prisoner? You’re in a ballroom with no windows in some random airport hotel. Th ...
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