Manifestos tagged with Culture


Being a Gifted Speaker Isn’t a Gift
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Frances Cole Jones
"Despite a pervasive idea that some people are born with a 'gift' for public speaking—and that this gift is the reason they excel when presenting themselves—my experience has proven this isn’t so. I believe that everyone can be a great speaker, and this includes you. So what’s the disconnect? Why do so many people feel they don’t h ...
How to Sell a Book (or Any New Idea) (step 1 is the hard part)
Sept. 11, 2008 - By: Seth Godin
My friend Fred has a new book coming out and he was trolling around for new marketing ideas. I think he’d be surprised at this: Sell one. Find one person who trusts you and sell him a copy. Does he love it? Is he excited about it? Excited enough to tell ten friends because it helps them, not because it helps you? Tri ...
The Age of Speed Manifesto
Sept. 11, 2008 - By: Vince Poscente
In the following manifesto, we will explore our present relationship with speed and examine four behavior profiles that can help you determine if you (A) embrace speed and (B) harness the power of it. By the end, you just might discover that our 24/7, CrackBerry, more-faster-now world is not threatening to eat you alive, but rather, to set you free. ...
The Necessary Revolution: Creating a Sustainable Future
Aug. 6, 2008 - By: Peter Senge and Bryan Smith
"The Industrial Era is ending. Its extraordinary successes—advances in literacy, life expectancy, human rights, and technology—have propelled us headlong into a myriad of side effects: food and water shortages, cyclonic destruction, prolonged drought and rising sea levels. To delay acknowledging the need for lifes ...
Gridlock Economy: The Tragedy of the Anticommons
Aug. 6, 2008 - By: Michael Heller
"Private ownership usually creates wealth. But too much ownership has the opposite effect—it creates gridlock. When too many people own pieces of one thing, cooperation breaks down, wealth disappears . . . everybody loses. Gridlock is a free market paradox. There has been an unnoticed revolution in how we create wealth. In the old e ...
Mini Sagas: Bite Sized Lessons For Life and Business
Aug. 6, 2008 - By: Rajesh Setty
50 words is not a lot. Sometimes, though, you can say a lot in 50 words. Add a good picture to the background and you have a story in 50 words. In this photographic manifesto (the first in ChangeThis history) Rajesh Setty has compiled 15 mini sagas from his collection. Each 50 word story is packed with a lesson on life and/or busin ...
Tell the Whole Truth
July 9, 2008 - By: Clinton Korver
"How can you tap the transformational power of the truth? How can you use it to turn ordinary relationships into extraordinary ones? The answer is to grasp the truth in its fullest sense, and then practice using it skillfully, with discretion and wisdom. [...] Before developing our truth telling skills, we must first explore why we lie. Understanding the caus ...
Chindia Rising: Why the Rise of China and India is Inevitable
July 9, 2008 - By: Jagdish N. Sheth
"Rudyard Kipling, who proclaimed that 'East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet' has already been proven wrong with respect to Westernization of heritage-rich and tradition-based China and India. He will be proven wrong again as we witness what I refer to as the Easternization of the world. [...] ...
Success-Driven Philosophy: Finding Clarity of Purpose and Achieving Arete Through Philosophical Examination
July 9, 2008 - By: Joshua Goldman and Jason Shen
"This manifesto will facilitate your philosophical examination as you iron out what you believe and why you believe it. We do this by providing a philosophical toolkit, as well as a framework for considering the principal areas of philosophy. Ancient Greek philosop ...
The Invisible Badge: Moving Past Conspicuous Consumption
June 4, 2008 - By: Rob Walker
Thorstein Veblen introduced the idea of “conspicuous consumption” in The Theory of the Leisure Class, in 1899. And it’s still being recycled today. Veblen gave examples like the man who parades down Main Street in “stainless” linen, with a superfluous walking stick. These objects supposedly told a story—“evidence of lei ...



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