Issue 35

A New Angle on Adding Value
June 6, 2007 - By: Dominic Dodd and Ken Favaro
35 Most companies fail to add value to their business units. Typically, they end up choosing between improving performance vertically, by giving their business units greater autonomy, or doing so horizontally, by increasing centralization. To achieve greater performance, managers should focus on strengthening their company’s diagonal value. ...


The 'New Age' of Leadership: The Power and Practices of Maturity
June 6, 2007 - By: Harriet Rubin
35 What do Warren Buffett and Rupert Murdock have in common with Titian and Bach? Just as artistic skill is honed over years of hard work and many a masterpiece was created late in an artist’s life, these Late-Style leaders are rejuvenating leadership instead of handing off their power. ...


Against You: A Manifesto in Favor of Audience
June 6, 2007 - By: Andrew Keen
35 If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Andrew Keen asserts that the same riddle can be applied to Web 2.0. While new Internet technology has revolutionized traditional media and allows everyone to be writer/creator, if everyone is writer/creator, then just who is left to listen to the cacoph ...


10 Guidelines for Effective Brainstorming
June 6, 2007 - By: Randah Taher
35 Brainstorming is a powerful tool, if used correctly, but just like any power tool, you must read the manual, follow instructions and use the thing correctly…or you’re wasting time. Randah Taher presents 10 guidelines to optimizing the power of brainstorming. ...


Presentation Revolution: Changing the Way the World Does Presentations
June 6, 2007 - By: Scott Schwertly
35 Today we live in a business culture that abuses the art and science of public speaking. We power up our PCs and present dull presentations to audiences who want to be inspired but never get fulfilled. Schwertly believes an effective presentation can change the world.



Issue 34

Pushing Past the Dip: How to Become the Best in the World
May 9, 2007 - By: Seth Godin
34 The long, tough slog through mediocre-ville. To be the best, Seth Godin explains, you must concentrate your effort, push a little harder, commit a few more resources and leave mediocre to those willing to be average. ...


What the Romans Didn’t Know: Overcoming Personal Constraints to Achieve Higher Performance and Fulfillment
May 9, 2007 - By: Flip Flippen
34 Do you really think Tiger Woods logs practice hours just to maintain what comes easiest to him? Flip Flippen says forget about discovering your strengths, instead it's your weaknesses hold you back from achieving your personal best. Here, he provides a method to identifying your w ...


With Books Falling From the Sky: A Discourse on Literacy
May 9, 2007 - By: Roxanne Coady
34 49% percent of the adult population of the United States reads below a sixth-grade level and has difficulty navigating such common demands as reading job applications, ATM screens, and outpatient care instructions. In this evocative manifesto, Roxanne Coady calls for change and suggests how you can improve the lives of others thro ...


The Low-Information Diet: How to Eliminate E-Mail Overload & Triple Productivity in 24 Hours
May 9, 2007 - By: Timothy Ferriss
34 It’s Monday morning and your To-Do list for the day is lengthy. You turn on your computer, log into your inbox, and…spend the next six hours starting, stopping and backtracking, your To-Do list untouched. Tim Ferriss offers immediate solutions to improve your productivity and quiet the con ...


Turning the Generational Dial: A Plea to Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y
May 9, 2007 - By: Carol Orsborn
34 Carol Orsborn argues that instead of participating in a complicated generational tug-of-war of who is more relevant, Gen X and Gen Y must learn from Boomers because these following generations will also face the same elongated lifespans and increased vitality…and buying power. ...




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