Issue 35

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. ...



Issue 33

What Must Starbucks Do?
April 5, 2007 - By: John Moore
33 In response to Howard Schulz’s memo citing his concern over the direction Starbucks is headed, John Moore, a former long-time marketer at Starbucks, enlists the ‘Starbucks Board of Customers’ (i.e. readers of Moore’s blog and Starbucks customers) to propose which changes the company must make to maintain (reclaim?) its integrity. ...


Growing Great New Managers
April 5, 2007 - By: Erika Andersen
33 We’ve all seen it: a successful employee promoted to manager is given no training and essentially pushed into the deep end and told to swim? According to Andersen, this approach to creating new managers is epidemic. Using an accessible gardening metaphor, Andersen, founder of Proteus International, contends that new managers must have a support system avail ...


Manifesto to Accelerate: 15 Truths
April 5, 2007 - By: Dan Coughlin
33 Executive coach, Dan Coughlin, asserts that great businesses are defined by their ability to accelerate, which he defines as the ability to increase the rate of achieving desired outcomes in a sustainable manner. These 15 applicable truths will enable you to take your company or career from 0 to 60 while optimizing your passion for your work. ...


Few and Far Between: Black Swans and the Impossibility of Prediction
April 5, 2007 - By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
33 Taleb, author of The Black Swan, contributes this thought-provoking essay on what we know about what we don’t know. A ‘black swan’ is an improbable, dynamic event that, once it occurs, we rationalize to make it seem predictable (e.g. 9/11). Taleb discusses that while these black swans are actually impossi ...




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