Issue 41

The Six Core Values of Innovation
Published Dec. 13, 2007 - By Jeff De Cagna

Innovation is the critical capability for all organizations trying to succeed in today's marketplace. But the case for innovation cannot be made solely on the basis of the economic value it creates for customers. It is equally important for enterprises and their leaders to embrace the 6 underlying core values of innovation as an integral element for a m

Drawings that Will Change Your Life
Published Dec. 13, 2007 - By Ralph Perrine

Ralph Perrine believes drawing to be indispensable to good planning and good collaboration—the top two critical skills for success in life. Here, he shares twelve drawings to help bring focus and clarity to teams and any personal planning.

Innovation: More than a New Year’s Resolution
Published Dec. 13, 2007 - By Nate Burgos

Disasters create change. They particularly defined 2005, from the Asian Tsunami to Hurricane Katrina, provoking a drive for innovation, whose essential value is betterment. This manifesto aims to frame some essential truths that contribute to the quality of not only things, but also people and places. Disasters displace, but what is never di

Issue 40

The Hard Reality of Semiglobalization…And How to Profit From It
Published Nov. 15, 2007 - By Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat disagrees that the world is flat, instead asserts that “the complex world of semiglobalization offers a far richer palette of business opportunities than a simple “borderless” world of uniformity and ubiquity.” Here, he offers an antidote by addressing what still matters: distance and difference.

Competing in a Flat World: The Perils and Promise of Global Supply Chains
Published Nov. 15, 2007 - By Victor Fung, William Fung and Yorum (Jerry) Wind

The recent recall of Mattel toys made in China is proof that modern supply chains are complex and require more than mastering work flow and logistics. Here, the authors offer that in a flat world, the world is our factory, and a new focus on networks, a balance between control an

Change the Way You Change the World
Published Nov. 8, 2007 - By Leslie Crutchfield & Heather Grant McLeod

Using Habitat for Humanity as a dynamic example, authors of Forces for Good, Crutchfield and Grant, present this manifesto on what high-impact nonprofits do to achieve wide-scale social change. These methods are insightful for all organizations, including for-profits and individuals. You may just want to pick up a hammer an

The RenGen Manifesto
Published Nov. 8, 2007 - By Patricia Martin

Patricia Martin brings her energy and enthusiasm to this inspiring manifesto which celebrates a new cultural trend: a renaissance generation that values creative and intellectual activity which will bring a rebirth to our current beige state of living.

The Energy Crossroads: How Detroit and Washington Can Fuel the Future
Published Nov. 8, 2007 - By Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Vaitheeswaran, author of Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future, here asserts that within “the thorny geopolitical, environmental, and economic complications involved with cars and oil, America’s federal energy policies do matter.” He calls for a “market-minded” approach that offers a lev

Build Your Brand in Bits and Bytes: Building Your Personal Brand Online
Published Nov. 8, 2007 - By William Arruda

Arruda and Dixson warn: you are being googled. Internet research is now a no-brainer in the hiring process, whether you are applying for a job or pitching your bid. So, how can you impress recruiters and clients when they perform this kind of reference check? The authors offer steps to making you digitally distinct

The New Theory of Relativity: Relationships = Productivity
Published Nov. 8, 2007 - By Noah Blumenthal

Blumenthal believes there is simply no stronger motivation for good performance than strong relationships and hopes to revolutionize leadership with a deceptively simple equation: Relationships = Productivity. He warns of an epidemic of “ineptivity” (motion without reason) has lead to a state of disenfranchisement within b

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