Issue 132

We Are All a Bit Delusional
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan
132 “Unfortunately, most of us can’t be above average—the math just doesn’t work. Now clearly, some people are aware that we’re below average in some areas of our lives, even believe that we’re below average on the whole, but overwhelmingly, human beings are a little delusional when it comes to their conception of their own competence.”

A Manifesto for Planet and Progeny
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Henry Mintzberg
132 “The dogma of Communism was exorcised in Eastern Europe in 1989, only to be replaced by another one. Today the world is haunted by the spectre of an ‘economic man’ and his form of capitalism, seen as the be all and end all of human existence. We shall have to stop the be all before it becomes the end all—of our planet and our progeny.”

Do Something YOU Love: Design Your Ideal Life
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Becky Lynn Smith
132 “In spite of the millions of dollars now being spent by companies on improving engagement, and the hoards of consultants who have ‘the answer,’ 70% of people in the workplace in the United States are either not engaged, or are actively disengaged. There has to be a better way. I believe there is a better way.”

Jars of Clay: Solving the Water Crisis in Guatemala
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Dennis Welch
132 “In the high country of Guatemala, you’ll find a self-proclaimed 'Social-preneur' CEO with degrees from Notre Dame and Wharton Business School who is on a mission to solve perhaps the biggest problem Guatemalans face in their everyday lives: unsafe drinking water.”

Issue 131

The Genius of Teams
July 8, 2015 - By: Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone
131 “More than ever, business success now comes down to teams. The pace of change is now accelerating so quickly that more traditional, large organizations simply cannot react quickly enough to new challenges arriving in swarms from around the globe. That makes them hugely vulnerable.”

The Customer Room: Grow Your Business by Improving Customers’ Lives
July 8, 2015 - By: Jeanne Bliss
131 “If you’re in the fray of silo-based reactivity to customer issues, the Customer Room will help to emancipate you from those fire drills. It is the glue that unites a leadership team to focus and improve customers’ lives to earn the right to growth.”

Local Networks, Global Change: Working Locally through the UN Global Compact
July 8, 2015 - By: Mark Moody-Stuart
131 “It is only through Local Networks that the smaller and purely national and local companies which provide the bulk of employment in almost every economy can become involved. Such involvement has great benefits for all.”

Is Educating All Children Possible? (Based on the Status Quo, No.)
July 8, 2015 - By: Don Berg
131 “At least on the face of it, there is an assumption embedded in this universal policy that they are all expected to be educated. But, is educating all children even possible?”

Transforming Business—Successfully
July 8, 2015 - By: Satish P. Subramanian
131 “Enterprises need to constantly innovate business models, products, services, processes, and systems to maintain a strong competitive position in the market-place. [But] Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the ‘business outcome gap’ … the difference between desired business outcomes and realized business outcomes.”

Issue 130

AIWATT and the Empty Boat
June 10, 2015 - By: Marshall Goldsmith
130 “I have a first principle for becoming the person you want to be. Follow it and it will dramatically shrink your daily volume of stress, conflict, unpleasant debate, and wasted time. It is phrased in the form of a question you should be asking yourself in any situation where you must choose to either engage or 'let it go.'”

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