Issue 28

Declaration of Independents: Fighting against the Colonization of Our Local Communities by Big-Box Retailers.
Nov. 7, 2006 - By: Stacy Mitchell
28 Wal-Mart. Home Depot. Walgreens. The proof of corporate retail expansion is evident at almost every freeway exit ramp. But at what cost? A blighted landscape. A lack of diversity. The demise of community. An environmental crisis. Stacy Mitchell’s manifesto arms us for the fig ...


Beyond Snobbery: Grammar Need Not Be Cruel to Be Cool
Nov. 7, 2006 - By: June Casagrande
28 Here, June Casagrande (so not your ninth grade English teacher) will reassure you that it’s okay not to care about grammar. Just what you wanted to hear! But with humor and enthusiasm, she will show you how grammar can be fun and worth a little bit of your time. So, uncover your eyes and learn her lesson. This won’t hurt a bit ...


Accountability: Effective Managers Go First
Nov. 7, 2006 - By: David Maister
28 How far are you willing to go to facilitate change in your organization? Management expert, David Maister, says you’ve got to be willing to go first. And he means all the way, even to the point of resigning if your change efforts fail. Instead of saying “Charge!” to the troops, say “Follow me!”. ...


Slow Leadership: Creating Civilized Organizations
Nov. 7, 2006 - By: Adrian Savage
28 Adrian Savage proposes a return to civilization and humanity in organizations. Does this sound something like your day at the office? You are driving on a rain-soaked freeway. The other cars are speeding past you. You speed up to stay in the flow, but your knuckles are white as you grip the wheel. Familiar? Here's how to find the next ex ...



Issue 27

A Manifesto for Mavericks
Oct. 7, 2006 - By: William Taylor and Polly LaBarre
27 Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company, and Polly LaBarre present this brazen manifesto that describes the changing state of business leadership and asserts that the only companies and leaders that matter are those with the guts to be distinctive and disruptive. Are you a maverick at work? ...


Going for the Go Point
Oct. 7, 2006 - By: Michael Useem
27 The Go Point: the moment when a decision becomes action. With an easy writing style and on-the-ground stories, Michael Useem, Director of the Center for Leadership and Change at the Wharton School, prescribes how to make the best decision when the stakes are the highest. ...


Changing the Rules: Lessons from a Starfish World
Oct. 7, 2006 - By: Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
27 Such seemingly dissimilar groups as the Apache Indians, music swapping programs, Wikipedia, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Queda have one thing in common: they are all starfish. According to Brafman and Beckstrom, each of these resilient groups succeeds because they are absent any hierarchy (head) and conventional organizati ...


Get Out of the Technology Hex
Oct. 7, 2006 - By: Sean Hull
27 Ever wonder what those folks in IT actually do everyday? Most likely, they are busy defending your company against invaders, inefficiency and wasted resources. How? Here, Sean Hull, “self-appointed International Interpreter for Geek-to-Suit communications” translates just what your technology team is doing for your organization. ...


Change the World of Not-for-Profits
Oct. 7, 2006 - By: Tom Suddes
27 This energizing manifesto tackles the increasing dissonance between the archaic goals of typical Not-for-Profits and the realities of business. Suddes challenges you to think differently about these “For Impact” organizations and, thusly, inspires you to change the world. ...


10 Unwealthy Habits
Oct. 7, 2006 - By: Alicia Castillo
27 A serial entrepreneur and wealth consultant, Alicia Castillo Holley, breaks down the negative habits that prevent us from gaining wealth. Written to address many individual viewpoints, she offers insight into how we can break those habits by first identifying them and then defying them. ...




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