By Peter Senge and Bryan Smith
Published Aug. 6, 2008 - "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
By Michael Heller
Published Aug. 6, 2008 - "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
By Rajesh Setty
Published Aug. 6, 2008 - 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
By Craig Stull, Phil Myers, David Meerman Scott
Published Aug. 6, 2008 - "We’ve developed the Tuned In Process to allow companies to create success again and again. We see these same principles at work in a wide range of successful product experiences, such as business-to-business technology products, fast food chains, and professional services firms.
By Robert A. Rudzki
Published Aug. 6, 2008 - "No company is created to fail. Yet the odds are stacked against corporations surviving more than a few decades. Many once-greats are dying a slow death, losing much of what made them superior. Others have expired quickly. And new research shows that many more are starting to atrophy as the
By Mitch Ditkoff
Published Aug. 6, 2008 - "There’s a lot of talk these days—especially in business circles—about the importance of innovation. All CEOs worth their low salt lunch want it. And they want it, of course, now. Innovation, they reason, is the competitive edge.
What sparks innovation? People. What sparks people? Inspired ideas that meet a need—whether expressed or unexpres