Issue 104

Fitting in and Standing Out: Shifting Mindsets from Taking to Giving
April 10, 2013 - By: Adam Grant
104 “We face a tension between two competing motivations: fitting in and standing out. On the one hand, we want to belong—to experience similarity with others. On the other hand, we want to feel unique—to differentiate ourselves from others.”


How to Boost Your Bottom Line... And Save the Planet, Too
April 10, 2013 - By: Mark R. Tercek
104 “If you want your company to thrive, you will need to be bold, think big, and be aggressive about pursuing business opportunities that work with the environment, not against it.”


Customer Service is Not a Department
April 10, 2013 - By: Lee Cockerell
104 “As an executive, you may never see or speak to a customer, but you model how they should be treated with every interaction you have, with vendors, creditors, suppliers, and especially your employees. Treat everyone with sincerity and respect and it will trickle down to your customers.”


It's Smart to Suck (Sometimes)
April 10, 2013 - By: Jake Breeden
104 “Pride pulls us to do things well, and shame pushes us away from doing things poorly. But in certain critical times—especially when it’s time to do something new—these emotions push and pull us in unwise directions. Sometimes doing your very best is the very worst decision. In fact, sometimes it’s smart to suck.”



Issue 103

We Are All Creators Now—And We Are Creating a New Indie Capitalism
March 13, 2013 - By: Bruce Nussbaum
103 “Look to the edges of our economy, look to the new models and practices being developed by our young, look to energy of our entrepreneurs and look to the subtle shifts of our most progressive corporations and you can see something emerging. You can see the rise of Indie Capitalism.”


Innovation Begins Here: How to Become the Hero in the Hero’s Journey
March 13, 2013 - By: Brian Solis
103 “Each of you has his or her own path to follow, and what you do next is yours and only yours to define. While that may sound either trite, abstract, or both, the future does in fact begin with you and will be defined by you.”


Lay Off Your Buildings, Not Your People!
March 13, 2013 - By: Maynard Webb
103 “When I began my career, everyone “went” to work ... if you weren’t inside the office, you weren’t able to work. Offices and office hours actually made sense. Now it’s an unbelievably outdated concept.”


How Self-Doubt Makes Leaders Better
March 13, 2013 - By: Steven Snyder
103 “In those unsettling moments when you find yourself standing at the outer edge of all that is known and familiar, the uncertainty about how best to move forward can open wide the gateway to self-doubt. How you respond in those moments can accelerate your development as a leader.”


Being “Good” Pays Off Big: 21st Century Values are a Winning Strategy in Business and Personal Life
March 13, 2013 - By: Peter Georgescu
103 “Chances are that business will get even tougher and more competitive in the years ahead. So we’ve all got to man up for the brutally competitive world out there. Don’t we? Well, no.”


Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone: Taking Risks, Trusting your Gut and Becoming a Game Changer!
March 13, 2013 - By: John Wood
103 “There was a time when the only types of people who took risks and voluntarily stepped out of their comfort zone were the high rollers who could afford to take a chance. Now, none of us can afford to NOT take risks.”




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