Manifestos tagged with Culture


Against You: A Manifesto in Favor of Audience
June 6, 2007 - By: Andrew Keen
If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Andrew Keen asserts that the same riddle can be applied to Web 2.0. While new Internet technology has revolutionized traditional media and allows everyone to be writer/creator, if everyone is writer/creator, then just who is left to listen to the cacoph
Pushing Past the Dip: How to Become the Best in the World
May 9, 2007 - By: Seth Godin
The long, tough slog through mediocre-ville. To be the best, Seth Godin explains, you must concentrate your effort, push a little harder, commit a few more resources and leave mediocre to those willing to be average.
What the Romans Didn’t Know: Overcoming Personal Constraints to Achieve Higher Performance and Fulfillment
May 9, 2007 - By: Flip Flippen
Do you really think Tiger Woods logs practice hours just to maintain what comes easiest to him? Flip Flippen says forget about discovering your strengths, instead it's your weaknesses hold you back from achieving your personal best. Here, he provides a method to identifying your w
With Books Falling From the Sky: A Discourse on Literacy
May 9, 2007 - By: Roxanne Coady
49% percent of the adult population of the United States reads below a sixth-grade level and has difficulty navigating such common demands as reading job applications, ATM screens, and outpatient care instructions. In this evocative manifesto, Roxanne Coady calls for change and suggests how you can improve the lives of others thro
The Low-Information Diet: How to Eliminate E-Mail Overload & Triple Productivity in 24 Hours
May 9, 2007 - By: Timothy Ferriss
It’s Monday morning and your To-Do list for the day is lengthy. You turn on your computer, log into your inbox, and…spend the next six hours starting, stopping and backtracking, your To-Do list untouched. Tim Ferriss offers immediate solutions to improve your productivity and quiet the con
Turning the Generational Dial: A Plea to Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y
May 9, 2007 - By: Carol Orsborn
Carol Orsborn argues that instead of participating in a complicated generational tug-of-war of who is more relevant, Gen X and Gen Y must learn from Boomers because these following generations will also face the same elongated lifespans and increased vitality…and buying power.
What Must Starbucks Do?
April 5, 2007 - By: John Moore
In response to Howard Schulz’s memo citing his concern over the direction Starbucks is headed, John Moore, a former long-time marketer at Starbucks, enlists the ‘Starbucks Board of Customers’ (i.e. readers of Moore’s blog and Starbucks customers) to propose which changes the company must make to maintain (reclaim?) its integrity.
Few and Far Between: Black Swans and the Impossibility of Prediction
April 5, 2007 - By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Taleb, author of The Black Swan, contributes this thought-provoking essay on what we know about what we don’t know. A ‘black swan’ is an improbable, dynamic event that, once it occurs, we rationalize to make it seem predictable (e.g. 9/11). Taleb discusses that while these black swans are actually impossi
Executive Hubris: How to Check Your Ego and Avoid Ruining Your Company and Your Career
April 5, 2007 - By: Mathew Hayward
Hayward lays it out plainly: “If you are going to have a successful career and life, you are going to have to learn to check your ego.” Using examples such as Buffett and Welch to show that CEOs don’t have to have huge egos to succeed (and Dean Kamen of Segway as an example of hubris at work),
The Upside of Assholes: Is there Virtue in Bad Workplace Behavior?
March 7, 2007 - By: Bob Sutton
Bob Sutton employs his signature frankness to discuss whether the bad behavior of workplace bullies and jerks should be tolerated in the name of success. While referencing such famous assholes as Steve Jobs of Apple or Hall of Fame baseball player Ty Cobb, Sutton debates the value of getting results with a strategic temper



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