Manifestos tagged with Business


Strategy and the Fat Smoker
July 4, 2006 - By: David Maister
David Maister offers advice on how to fight strategic flab and make change happen by encouraging a diet of good habits and short-term goals. ...
The Rewritten Rules of Management
May 26, 2006 - By: Tom Ehrenfeld
In this hard-charging manifesto, Tom Ehrenfeld directs our attention to Bill Swanson's act of plagiarism and asserts that by letting Swanson get by with a slap on the wrist is like letting the Enron folks off with a small fine and a few hours of community service. ...
The Eyeball Artisan
May 26, 2006 - By: Chris Ballard
Sports Illustrated columnist Chris Ballard offers an inspiring story of an unusual man who loves an unusual job. This excerpt from Ballard's book, The Butterfly Hunter, is certain to ignite your search to find your true calling. ...
Management Advice: Which 90% is Crap?
May 26, 2006 - By: Bob Sutton
The way business advice is sold today makes it difficult to cull the good from the bad. With refreshing candidness, Bob Sutton shows how to divine diamonds from dust with these guidelines. ...
Killer Instinct
May 26, 2006 - By: Joseph Finder
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
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, ...
Vanished: Where has the Service Gone?
April 26, 2006 - By: Michael Chaffin
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
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 ...
The Care and Feeding of Your Network
March 9, 2006 - By: Bob Allard
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
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. ...



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