Manifestos tagged with Culture


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
Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track
June 4, 2008 - By: Russell Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg
Education should be a lifelong enterprise, a process enhanced by an environment that supports to the greatest extent possible the attempt of people to “find themselves” throughout their lives. For too long, we have educated people for a world that no longer exists, extinguishing their creativit
Performance Architecture: A Blueprint to go "Beyond Personal Best"
May 7, 2008 - By: Carlos Salum
“Regardless of our profession or activity, adaptation is what separates peak performers from the rest. The way we think about pressure influences the way we feel and the way we react. Conversely, acting is adapting. If we act confidently and relaxed, our body tells our brain 'no problem here.'”
The L3 Leadership “State of Being”: A Holistic Approach
May 7, 2008 - By: Marc Michaelson & John Anderson
“With all the talk about Leadership these days, many managers and executives are frustrated by the myriads of approaches to Leadership Development. The L3 Leadership model assumes a different position than traditional, or even more progressive leadership models. L3 Leadership is more about who you are than i



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