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Good Ideas! Steven Johnson, Atul Gawande, David Edwards, and Neri Oxman at 2010 Boston Book Festival

November 25, 2010

The Boston Book Festival, which took place October 16, 2010, put on some exceptional panel discussions. One of the most interesting featured four folks who individually could have taken up all the time on their own. The discussion was emceed…

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Stefan Stern on “Trust at the top” at Rolls-Royce

November 23, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stefan Stern for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily…

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Best of Boing Boing

November 23, 2010

Gerald McBoing Boing is one of my favorite cartoon characters. Presumabky he served as the inspiration to Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair to launch Boing Boing as a zine in 1988. (Issues were subtitled “The World’s Greatest Neurozine.”) It became…

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Strike That Emotional Chord With Consumers With “Gentle Collisions”

November 23, 2010

Here is an an excerpt from an article written by Sandra Stahl that appeared in Advertising Age magazine (November 2, 2010). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * About five years ago, Michael Markowitz, former chief…

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Folk wisdom on stress management

November 22, 2010

Note: So far, I have been unable to locate the source of what follows. A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked “How heavy is this glass of water? Answers called out ranged from…

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Thanksgiving: Did you already know?

November 22, 2010

Bill Bryson is one of my favorite writers. He is the author of at least 20 books, including international bestsellers that include: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America (1989) Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe (1991) The Penguin…

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Men Who Get It: Joe Keefe, President and CEO, Pax World

November 22, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article about Joe Keefe (President and CEO, PAX World) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.…

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Five ways to get out of a rut and get moving

November 22, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s…

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Thomas Friedman on “Teaching for America”

November 21, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas Friedman that appeared in the November 21, 2010, edition of the The New York Times. To read the complete article, please click here. When I came to Washington in 1988,…

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How to become an expert at (almost) anything

November 21, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by K. Anders Ericsson, Michael J. Prietula, and Edward T. Cokely, “The Making of an Expert,” that appeared in the Harvard Business Review(July/August 2007). You can purchase a copy of the complete nine-page article and/or subscribe to HBR [click here]. *…

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