Issue 44

The Megacommunity Manifesto
March 7, 2008 - By: Mark Gerencser, Reginald Van Lee, Fernando Napolitano, and C
44 “Public, private, and civil leaders should confront together the problems that none can solve. Leaders everywhere no longer express as much confidence about the future as they once did. When they speak candidly, it often sounds as if they feel trapped in quicksand, unable to move forward easily. The methods ...

The 10 1/2 Commandments of Visual Thinking: The "Lost Chapter" from The Back of the Napkin
March 7, 2008 - By: Dan Roam
44 “Visual thinking is the future of business problem solving. Using our innate ability to see—both with our eyes and our mind’s eye—gives us entirely new ways to discover hidden ideas, develop those ideas intuitively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way they are simply going to ‘get.’”

Trust Economies: Investigation into the New ROI of the Web
March 7, 2008 - By: Julien Smith and Chris Brogan
44 “If You Build It, They Won't Come What happened to the early days? You built a baseball stadium, a store, a web app, and people flocked to it... now what? We are suspicious of marketing. We don't trust strangers as willingly. Buzz is suspect. It can be bought. Instead, consumers and business people alike are ...

Manners Matter: The Commonsense Approach to Business Etiquette
March 7, 2008 - By: Joel D Canfield
44 “Manners matter, not just socially; we all know manners matter socially. Manners matter in business. Good social skills, in fact, are critical to the success of any business. Let's talk about the why and the how, but first, let's dispel a common myth: being polite doesn't make you a doormat. We've all seen the ster ...

The Connection Culture: A New Source of Competitive Advantage
March 7, 2008 - By: Michael Lee Stallard
44 “I want to share something with you I’ve learned over the last decade of my life that I believe can be as helpful to you as it has been to me. In a nutshell, one of the most powerful and least understood aspects of business is how an emotional connection between management, employees and customers provides a compet ...

Issue 43

An Eater’s Manifesto
Feb. 7, 2008 - By: Michael Pollan
43 “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy. We are entering a postindustrial era of food; for the first time in a generation it is possible to leave behind the Western diet without having also to ...

The Power of Intuition: And Why It's the Biggest Myth in Business Today
Feb. 7, 2008 - By: Kevin J. Clancy and Peter C. Krieg
43 “What is it about going through life, making decisions flying by the seat of our pants, without a plan to get to a clear destination that has us all so captivated? To have the confidence to strike out on your own—research and professional opinion be damned—and take a stand, make a choice, ...

Feb. 7, 2008 - By: Corinne Miller
43 “What’s your favorite question? Over the years we’ve found that the most popular answers to this question are 'why,' 'how,' and 'why not' in that order. A trend we’ve also observed is that those who ask 'why' are typically more holistic or whole-brained thinkers, those who ask 'how' are typically more box thinkers, and those who ask 'why not' are typically the cha ...

Let’s Make a Deal: Deal Making Process Improvement Principles
Feb. 6, 2008 - By: Noric Dilanchian
43 "Doing business in almost every field involves deal making. The challenge is that negotiating good deals and drafting effective contracts are non-trivial tasks due to legal, technological and business complexities. A further layer of complexity is added by variations in game play, psychology, and ethics. In this conte ...

100 Ways to Help You Succeed/Make Money: Part II
Feb. 6, 2008 - By: Tom Peters
43 We published the beginning to a very empowering list three years ago—Tom Peters’ 100 Ways to Help You Succeed/Make Money. That list was finished recently, and we now update it here with success tips #51-100 (&1). ...

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