Posts Tagged ‘The Economist’

Andreas Kluth on “The Catastrophe of Success”

KluthHere is an excerpt from an article written by Andreas Kluth for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click READ MORE

Elements of a Good Story

IbarraIn Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, Hermina Ibarra explains that all great stories, from Antigone to Casablanca to Star Wars, derive their power from a beginning-middle-end end story structure … READ MORE

Philosopher kings: Why and how business leaders would benefit from studying great writers

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article from The Economist in which the benefits of inward-bound learning are examined. For more than 20 years, I have been retained by corporate clients to conduct what I characterize as “brown bag seminars,” scheduled quarterly, during … READ MORE

Carl Honoré: “In praise of slowness”

Honoré, CarlJournalist Carl Honoré believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. “By slowing down at the right moments, people find that they do … READ MORE

Yves Morieux: “As work gets more complex, here are 6 rules to simplify.”

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Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference … READ MORE

Tim Ferriss: On The Creative Process and Getting Your Work Noticed

FerrissHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Tim Ferriss by Ariston Anderson for the website of 99U: Insights on making ideas happen by Bēhance. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, and learn more about 99U, please click READ MORE

Michael Lewis on how and why he writes what he writes

whywewriteHere is an excerpt from another brilliant essay by Maria Popova and featured by her blog for mind/heart/soul-starved explorers, Brain Pickings. Her taste is impeccable and her judgment flawless. Please check out the treasures by clicking here.

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Scott Berkun on “What To Do When Things Go Wrong”

Making Things HappenIn Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management (O’Reilly Media 2008), Scott Berkun provides an abundance of information, insights, and counsel on how to master project management, whatever the nature and extent of a project … READ MORE

Andy Molinsky: An interview by Bob Morris

MolinskyAndy Molinsky is an associate professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He is also the author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process, published by Harvard Business Review … READ MORE

Jonah Berger: An interview by Bob Morris

BergerWhat leads products, ideas, and behaviors to catch on and become popular? Jonah Berger studies how word of mouth and social influence drive social epidemics and trends. He is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

His research has been … READ MORE

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