Issue 48

People Don’t Hate Change, They Hate How You’re Trying to Change Them
July 9, 2008 - By: Michael T. Kanazawa
48 According to a summary of over 40 research studies on change, the success rate of strategy execution and corporate change programs is 33%. At the same time, a Conference Board survey of over 600 global CEOs revealed that the top two challenges they see are: 1) generating consistent revenue growth and 2) stra ...


Tell the Whole Truth
July 9, 2008 - By: Clinton Korver
48 "How can you tap the transformational power of the truth? How can you use it to turn ordinary relationships into extraordinary ones? The answer is to grasp the truth in its fullest sense, and then practice using it skillfully, with discretion and wisdom. [...] Before developing our truth telling skills, we must first explore why we lie. Understanding the caus ...


Chindia Rising: Why the Rise of China and India is Inevitable
July 9, 2008 - By: Jagdish N. Sheth
48 "Rudyard Kipling, who proclaimed that 'East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet' has already been proven wrong with respect to Westernization of heritage-rich and tradition-based China and India. He will be proven wrong again as we witness what I refer to as the Easternization of the world. [...] ...


The Design Funnel: A Manifesto for Meaningful Design
July 9, 2008 - By: Stephen Hay
48 "Are you a professional designer? Would you like a process to create more consistently creative work which distinguishes itself from the work of your peers? Would you like a process which would help translate the often vague, unclear wishes of your clients (and yourself, for that matter) into a clear and solid basis for your desig ...


Success-Driven Philosophy: Finding Clarity of Purpose and Achieving Arete Through Philosophical Examination
July 9, 2008 - By: Joshua Goldman and Jason Shen
48 "This manifesto will facilitate your philosophical examination as you iron out what you believe and why you believe it. We do this by providing a philosophical toolkit, as well as a framework for considering the principal areas of philosophy. Ancient Greek philosop ...


Globalization Becomes Truly Global: Lessons Learned at Lenovo
July 9, 2008 - By: Reid Walker
48 "Lenovo, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal computers, is a prime example of [an] 'emerging-market' multinational ... With its 2005 acquisition of IBM’s personal computer division, it is arguably the first multinational with its roots in an emerging market to reverse the traditional direction of globalizat ...



Issue 47

The Invisible Badge: Moving Past Conspicuous Consumption
June 4, 2008 - By: Rob Walker
47 Thorstein Veblen introduced the idea of “conspicuous consumption” in The Theory of the Leisure Class, in 1899. And it’s still being recycled today. Veblen gave examples like the man who parades down Main Street in “stainless” linen, with a superfluous walking stick. These objects supposedly told a story—“evidence of lei ...


Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track
June 4, 2008 - By: Russell Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg
47 Education should be a lifelong enterprise, a process enhanced by an environment that supports to the greatest extent possible the attempt of people to “find themselves” throughout their lives. For too long, we have educated people for a world that no longer exists, extinguishing their creativit ...


The Career Employee Bill of Rights
June 4, 2008 - By: Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell, Ph.D.
47 In the past, an employee’s relationship with their job was about work life boundaries. Today and in the future, work is and will be an integral expression of who you are. More than ever before, people need resources that will give them a framework to organize their ideas, sources of motivation, skills, and tools and sources of ...


Escaping Corporate America: Changing Your Career Can Change Your Life
June 4, 2008 - By: Pamela Skillings
47 You can find meaningful work in corporations, but if the company values are too different from your own or if you are stuck in a job that doesn’t tap into your talents, it’s probably time to escape. Too often, corporate jobs revolve around meetings and bureaucracy and don’t offer you enough opportunities to d ...




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