Issue 132

How To Be More Valuable Than Machines: Developing Our Most Essential Human Abilities to Survive the Rise of Computers
Published Aug. 5, 2015 - By Geoff Colvin

“We’re entering an era in which the skills that make you valuable are not only changing—they comprise a fundamentally different kind of skills from those that have made people economically valuable up to now.”

Social Drive: How You Can Create Positive Change, Right Now
Published Aug. 5, 2015 - By Paul Shoemaker

“I don’t want to do anything to deter anyone from believing there is power in the group, in the network. I’m not a fan of false, egotistical, self-centered ‘heroes’ either. But I do believe that the positive social impact one person can create has never been clearer, stronger, and more urgent.”

We Are All a Bit Delusional
Published Aug. 5, 2015 - By Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan

“Unfortunately, most of us can’t be above average—the math just doesn’t work. Now clearly, some people are aware that we’re below average in some areas of our lives, even believe that we’re below average on the whole, but overwhelmingly, human beings are a little delusional when it comes to their conception of their own competence.”

A Manifesto for Planet and Progeny
Published Aug. 5, 2015 - By Henry Mintzberg

“The dogma of Communism was exorcised in Eastern Europe in 1989, only to be replaced by another one. Today the world is haunted by the spectre of an ‘economic man’ and his form of capitalism, seen as the be all and end all of human existence. We shall have to stop the be all before it becomes the end all—of our planet and our progeny.”

Do Something YOU Love: Design Your Ideal Life
Published Aug. 5, 2015 - By Becky Lynn Smith

“In spite of the millions of dollars now being spent by companies on improving engagement, and the hoards of consultants who have ‘the answer,’ 70% of people in the workplace in the United States are either not engaged, or are actively disengaged. There has to be a better way. I believe there is a better way.”

Jars of Clay: Solving the Water Crisis in Guatemala
Published Aug. 5, 2015 - By Dennis Welch

“In the high country of Guatemala, you’ll find a self-proclaimed 'Social-preneur' CEO with degrees from Notre Dame and Wharton Business School who is on a mission to solve perhaps the biggest problem Guatemalans face in their everyday lives: unsafe drinking water.”

Issue 131

The Genius of Teams
Published July 8, 2015 - By Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone

“More than ever, business success now comes down to teams. The pace of change is now accelerating so quickly that more traditional, large organizations simply cannot react quickly enough to new challenges arriving in swarms from around the globe. That makes them hugely vulnerable.”

The Customer Room: Grow Your Business by Improving Customers’ Lives
Published July 8, 2015 - By Jeanne Bliss

“If you’re in the fray of silo-based reactivity to customer issues, the Customer Room will help to emancipate you from those fire drills. It is the glue that unites a leadership team to focus and improve customers’ lives to earn the right to growth.”

Local Networks, Global Change: Working Locally through the UN Global Compact
Published July 8, 2015 - By Mark Moody-Stuart

“It is only through Local Networks that the smaller and purely national and local companies which provide the bulk of employment in almost every economy can become involved. Such involvement has great benefits for all.”

Is Educating All Children Possible? (Based on the Status Quo, No.)
Published July 8, 2015 - By Don Berg

“At least on the face of it, there is an assumption embedded in this universal policy that they are all expected to be educated. But, is educating all children even possible?”

Search manifestos:

Recent Popular Manifestos

View all