Issue 166

Breakthrough Technologies Don’t Create Transformative Growth. Breakthrough Business Models Do.
Published July 11, 2018 - By Mark W. Johnson

“Adding digital capability to a product or to an entire business may improve it and make it more profitable, but technology alone is not enough to propel the kind of sustained growth that can transform your whole enterprise. The business model that goes with that technology is absolutely key to its success or failure.”

A Boss Life
Published July 11, 2018 - By Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon

“No matter how you’ve come to entrepreneurship, you may find yourself needing some direction. You’re just trying to figure it out as you go, and guess what—so is everyone else! This manifesto is here to give you the guidance you crave and to let you know we’re in it together.” 

Issue 165

Doing Ethics with Our Brains
Published June 13, 2018 - By John Hooker

“We are told that we live in a post-truth age. We can’t reach consensus because we no longer acknowledge a rational basis for resolving disputes. Ethics was an early casualty of this retreat from reason.”

No Strings Attached Business Growth: Earning Ardent Admirers and Making Mom Proud
Published June 13, 2018 - By Jeanne Bliss

“The best companies focus on helping customers achieve their goals—and grow as a result. Like our moms they are selfless, brave, and think of us first. They start with our life and earn the right to grow by proving with their actions, not their words that they are in our corner.”

How to Feel Less Busy and Get More Done
Published June 13, 2018 - By Laura Vanderkam

“Feeling off the clock is exhilarating. It is a key component of human happiness. And yet a life is lived in hours, and living the good life requires being a proper steward of those hours. This stewardship often requires choices that come from being mindful of time.”

Resolving the Green Paradoxes: Thriving Under Energy Transition Uncertainties
Published June 13, 2018 - By Ricardo G. Barcelona

“The default policy mantra, 'Subsidize your way to decarbonize the economy,' seldom delivers, yet lenders follow suit by limiting funding to coal-fired power assets. With these twin actions, one would think we would have the wind and the sun energize our economies—but they do not.”

The Promise and Challenges of Leading a Remote Workforce
Published June 13, 2018 - By Kevin Eikenberry & Wayne Turmel

“Working remotely and leading at a distance is one such trend. … And, despite a few well publicized (but limited) examples, this trend isn’t changing. … Sometime in the last few years you woke up and realized—whether you had a policy in place, wanted it to happen, or even thought about it—that you have a remote workplace.”

Inclusive Prosperity through Shared Experiences
Published June 13, 2018 - By Deepa Prahalad

“Forget Calls to Action and apology tours. … Companies today can help to reduce inequality and strengthen society through the creation of shared experiences. They can also gain new managerial capabilities in the process. The recent experience of emerging markets offers some critical insights.” 

Issue 164

The Speed Trap: When Taking Your Time (Really) Matters
Published May 16, 2018 - By Tom Peters

“Speed-for-speed’s-sake is about the most counterproductive approach imaginable. While we must indeed evolve and experiment rapidly, the process of getting things done is all about people. And working with people to get those interesting things done effectively takes time … in fact lots of time.”

What If Sellers Behaved as Leaders?
Published May 16, 2018 - By James Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Deb Calvert

“Sellers do extraordinary things when they stop pushing people to buy before they’re ready, and start guiding buyers by transforming values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards.”

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