Issue 109

Talent: Raid It, Own It, Set It Free!
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: Orly Lobel
109 “The future is now: The knowledge economy is here. Gone are the days when competitive advantage came from real assets. It’s human assets that give companies an edge. Skill, creativity, and smarts are the modern ingredients of success. Talent has become the most valuable asset for a company and talent is scarce.”


Comparing Apple to Plastic Bricks: Why Steve Jobs Was Great for Products, but Lousy as a Management Model
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: David Robertson
109 “Ignore all the lessons about innovation management that you might be tempted to learn from business press articles about Apple. There are much better examples for you to consider. One of the best is LEGO. Yes, the plastic brick company.”


What Are We Waiting for? (Learning to Be Present In an Increasingly Noisy World)
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: Jeff Goins
109 “The antidote to our restlessness is not necessarily another adventure or experience of a lifetime, but a deep abiding in where we are now. How does this happen? With waiting. Normal, everyday situations that test our patience and cause us to reflect on what really matters.”



Issue 108

Art Is Freedom
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Erik Wahl
108 “My name is Erik Wahl and Art has saved me from a life of slavery. I am a recovering suit and tie. I am recuperating from years as a gear in a wheel that barely touched the ground. And now, after rediscovering my Art by freeing my mind and digging to find my inner creative genius, I am a proud survivor of ‘standardized education.’”


Brother John
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: August Turak
108 “The plain truth is that for all our anguish we treasure uncertainty. Doubt forestalls action. The problem with life’s purpose is that we know damn well what it is but are unwilling to face the changes in our lives that a commitment to self-transcendence, to being the best human being we could possibly be, would entail.”


The Impact Manifesto: You Make A Difference Whether You Want To Or Not
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Ken McArthur
108 “You impact the people around you. People feel your influence countless times, in amazing ways you never notice. Your impact is incredible, and today is the day you can take charge of it. Today you can amplify everything good. Call it the Impact Factor.”


How To Be a Disruptive Hero
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Bill Jensen
108 “Disruptive heroes are the people who completely change the rules or teach us that the status quo needs to be pushed, challenged or broken. They have a major impact on what we believe is possible, what we do and who we become. If that sounds daunting for you to take on, don’t freak out! You get to pick the scale and scope of your efforts.”


The Biology of the Bottom Line
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Frank Forencich
108 “In a knowledge-based economy, neuro-intellectual assets are vital and may well be more important than conventional, tangible assets. After all, you can always buy a new aircraft or computer, but precious human experience, gained over the course of years or decades, may well be irreplaceable.”


FundRazor: How Collective Sourcing Can Fix Public Education
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: John Malone
108 “When it comes to changing the way we fund public education, we have to stop looking at ourselves as just voters and taxpayers. We must also identify ourselves as consumers and business owners, and use that as a way to see what funds are available and really get what we need.”



Issue 107

Qualities of a High Value Player
(or, How to Rise Above the Suffering in Your Work Life)

July 10, 2013 - By: Cy Wakeman
107 “People have come to believe that suffering is a part of working life. But it is still possible to find people who are performing well and are happy. This article will provide you with some tips for how you too can be a happy, high performer—a high value player.”




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