Manifestos tagged with Culture


The Hard Reality of Semiglobalization…And How to Profit From It
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.
Change the Way You Change the World
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
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
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
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
Slow Innovation: A Savour-y Way to Success
Nov. 8, 2007 - By: Derek Cheshire
Using the Slow Food Movement as a metaphor, Derek Cheshire suggests a slow approach to innovation. There is immense pressure to innovate quickly or to rush to market, but does this bargain of speed versus quality really benefit a company? He lauds the goal of creating “an innovative company whose structure and culture are conducive to long-t
About Teenage Violence: It’s the Rage
Oct. 3, 2007 - By: Mark Goulston, M.D.
Author and psychiatrist, Mark Goulston, reveals the critical warning signs of a potentially violent teenager. Many people can shrug off insults or irritations, but a combination of biological, psychological and social factors work to create a violent young person. Goulston also offers methods to calm down an angry teen (or anybody) and how t
Just 1%: The Power of Microtrends
Sept. 5, 2007 - By: Mark Penn and E. Kinney Zalesne
Just 1% of people can create a new market for business, spark a social movement, or effect a political change. Here, Penn (one of the world’s most highly regarded pollster) and Zalesne (social-change expert) introduce you to this compelling idea of microtrends, and their assertion that the culture is formed by the push and pull of sm
The Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation
Sept. 5, 2007 - By: Michael Strong
Michael Strong has a vision of schools which will promote authentic learning for our youth. He has a vision of creating institutions that model positive behavior. He believes that our society doesn’t provide this guidance early enough to help form the futures of children who are starved for meaning and inspiration. In t
Social Media and Social Outcasts
Sept. 5, 2007 - By: Dave Platter
Here, Dave Platter warns of the dangers of the constant connectivity that social media demands. He presents a subtle argument that whatever self-image we create for ourselves as a result of our web popularity is ephemeral. He encourages us to not rely too heavily on how many emails we receive to determine our self-worth. Instead, to disconnect is to remin



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