Issue 143

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.”

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."

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.”

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.”

Issue 142

The Internet as Art
June 8, 2016 - By: Virginia Heffernan
142 “The Internet, in my view, is a massive and collaborative work of art—something billions of us contribute to every millisecond, with every Instagram photo, every ‘like,’ every message-board post, every tweet, every eBay review, every streamed video or song.”

KNOW YOUR EVERYDATA: How To Avoid Being Misled By the “Little Data” You Consume Every Day
June 8, 2016 - By: John H. Johnson, PhD & Mike Gluck
142 “You probably can’t change the amount of misinformation that fills your inbox and clogs your smartphone. But you can change the way you interpret data—and learn how to use data to make better decisions for your business.”

STOP Branding and START Activating (Part II of “A Manifesto for Thinking Small”)
June 8, 2016 - By: Craig Wilson
142 “Marketers don't generate demand. Great companies spend their time understanding what and where latent demand exists and build the products, services, and user experiences that connect to that demand.”

The Sweet Spot of Purpose: A Three-Legged Stool for Productivity and Success
June 8, 2016 - By: Dan Pontefract
142 “The importance of purpose on the lives of employees, and for the betterment of society, has become table stakes. Indeed, the individuals that make up the organization are its most important advantage.”

The Social Business Mandate
June 8, 2016 - By: Clara Shih
142 “We live in an age in which every aspect of our lives from physical devices to offline services is being digitized; the impact of social media on consumers and business alike today is as profound as the rise of Google 15 years ago. Yet, many business leaders and CEOs are thinking about what I call Social Business in exactly the WRONG ways.”

It's Time to Fix It!
June 8, 2016 - By: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman, Tracy O. Skousen, Marcus Nicolls
142 “When you get accountability wrong, don’t expect anything else to go right in your job, on your team, or in the organization as a whole. … When you get accountability right, everything else will go right as you execute, overcome obstacles, and work to get results.”

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