Issue 23

Crafter's Manifesto
May 26, 2006 - By: Ulla-Maaria Mutanen
23 Ulla-Maaria Mutanen explores the increasing popularity of crafting in this celebratory call-to-arms to everyone who enjoys getting their hands dirty once in awhile. ...


Killer Instinct
May 26, 2006 - By: Joseph Finder
23 Best selling thriller novelist, Joseph Finder, introduces us to a dynamic (though fictional) sales expert, Jason Steadman, to illustrate key techniques for selling with killer instinct. ...


Citizen Innovator
April 26, 2006 - By: Eric Von Hippel
23 Who knows the most about a product? The creator or the user? Take, for example, surfboards. There is a whole population of surfers whose everyday focus is to maximize their experience in taking a wave. The best experience is found using the best board. Thus, the experts are the users. Von Hippel shows us that across many industries, information technology especially, ...



Issue 22

Vanished: Where has the Service Gone?
April 26, 2006 - By: Michael Chaffin
22 Groceries ordered online and delivered to your home? Sure. Plan an entire trip to the other side of the world with just a few clicks of your mouse? Certainly. Assisted by digital and technological advancements, we can choose to live life on the fast track. But at what cost? Michael Chaffin observes that such transactions have lost all the remarkab ...


The Simplicity Cycle
April 26, 2006 - By: Dan Ward
22 Most cliches find their origin in truth, and "less is more" is one that rings true whether we are discussing a new marketing piece swimming with text and graphics or an ice cream sundae swimming in, well, just never add a dollop of strawberry sauce over the chocolate, caramel and those multi-colored jimmies. Dan Ward succinctly shows us that increased complexity does not ...



Issue 21

The Care and Feeding of Your Network
March 9, 2006 - By: Bob Allard
No_cover_art If everyone is networking, who's working for you? Allard and Banfield will show you how to "get 100, 200, 500 people thinking about how they can help YOU with your project, your passion, your school, your business." The authors remind us that networking isn't accidental, but a skill to be honed. The more you care, the better you listen, the more likely ...


Thinking Through Problem Solving
March 9, 2006 - By: Valarie A. Washington
No_cover_art Problems lurk everywhere: under that stack of papers on your desk, in the unreturned phone call, within the carelessly worded email zipped off before its writer begins a long afternoon commute. Valarie Washington will teach you to diffuse potential problem bombs by thinking differently about problem solving. ...


111 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts on Selling
March 9, 2006 - By: Tom Peters
21 This masterly list of not-always-obvious tips reminds us that every relationship is a sales relationship. Tom Peters' thoughts on selling will sharpen your innate sales senseā€”for the expert or novice alike.


True Team Building: More than a Recreational Retreat
March 9, 2006 - By: Kevin Eikenberry
21 Does the phrase "team building" bring to mind interminable meetings briefly punctuated by stale, free sandwiches and awkward get-to-know-you games? Use Kevin Eikenberry's high-CARB approach instead of the tired, traditional methods of team building. The CARB approach encourages teams or the organizations that support them to go bey ...



Issue 20

Community Greens: Green Infrastructure and Community Revitalization
Dec. 15, 2005 - By: Kate Herrod
20 Scientists have proven that a lack of nature can have negative effects. Learn, with help from Kate Herrod, why a slice of green is good and vital. ...




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