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Month: December 2013

Roger Martin on “Five Initiatives Needed in a Designer-Unfriendly Environment”

December 13, 2013

In 1969, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon noted: “Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent — not with how things are, but with they might be — in short, with design. Every…

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Brain Food Nuggets (51-60)

December 13, 2013

  The buffet awaits: o “The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.” Sholom Aleichem o “The only reply to distrust is candor.” Martin Buber o “Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.” James…

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Roman Krznaric on “How Should We Live?”

December 13, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from Maria Popova‘s brilliant discussion of Roman Krznaric’s book, How Should We Live? History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living, published by Blueridge (December 2013). According…

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Holiday Greetings from Dorie Clark

December 12, 2013

I am always eager to help promote the work of those I have interviewed and whose books I have reviewed. Here’s an excerpt from an email I just received from Dorie Clark: “Happy holidays! Thanks for your friendship and support…

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The 12 cognitive biases that prevent us from being rational

December 12, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by George Dvorsky for io9, “a daily publication that covers science, science fiction, and the future. Time to get ready for tomorrow.” To read the complete article, check out other resources, and…

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True Alignment: A book review by Bob Morris

December 12, 2013

True Alignment: Linking Company Culture with Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results Edgar Papke AMACOM (2013) How to achieve and then sustain alignment of customer needs with an organization’s leadership, culture, and brand intention If it were possible to retain Albert…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing With a Slacking Co-Worker

December 12, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kerry Patterson for Talent Management magazine. In it, he acknowledges that most workers are familiar with working with a colleague who may not always hold up his or her end. Dealing…

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Life Lessons for My Younger Self

December 11, 2013

Here’s a brief excerpt from an article by Naomi Simpson for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * I remember my parents trying to impart wisdom upon my younger self –…

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Doug Conant: Why These Are My Favorite Leadership Books

December 11, 2013

Thinking about giving books as holiday gifts? Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Doug Conant for LinkedIn during which he discusses seven of his favorite books about leadership. To read the complete article and check out others,…

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Andrew Sobel on “How to create a great client experience”

December 11, 2013

For the guests of his hotels, César Ritz focused on consistently providing superior service that he characterized as “invisible.” According to Andrew Sobel, there are five dimensions to a great client experience. Here is a brief excerpt from his monthly…

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