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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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What’s a “maverick” and who are the most prominent mavericks in U.S. business history?

November 20, 2010

By nature, the most prominent mavericks throughout business history have been pioneers who, at great risk, challenged and in some ways re-defined an entire industry, achieving great success within it. Any list of them must include: Mary Kay Ash (career…

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This Year’s UN Report on the World’s Women

November 20, 2010

Here is an article written by Melissa J. Anderson about the UN’s recently released report, The World’s Women 2010. The article is featured by The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.…

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New business models are America’s most undervalued export

November 20, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by William C. Taylor 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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Shivan S. Subramaniam (chairman and C.E.O. of FM Global) in “The Corner Office”

November 20, 2010

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Shivan S. Subramaniam, chairman and…

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strategy+business: 15 years, 50 classics

November 19, 2010

Here is a terrific opportunity to read brilliant business articles that, until now, were only available to those who subscribe to strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. Here are summaries of five of the 50 “classics” that are available.…

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Here is a “must watch & listen to” video for the holiday season

November 19, 2010

Just this past weekend, shoppers at the the Macy*s in Philadelphia (the old Wanamaker building) were surprised when over 600 choristers who were there mingling with regular shoppers suddenly burst into Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. It’s pretty awesome.

The Opera Company of…

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The Three Threats to Creativity

November 19, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Teresa Amabile 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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Inside GE talent management: Two invaluable analyses

November 19, 2010

Most executives I know are afflicted by a variation on ADD (what I call “EADD”): their disorder is that they are frequently time-starved and/or attention-starved. For that reason, they welcome having access to the information they need to increase their…

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Trust Agents: A book review by Bob Morris

November 18, 2010

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust Chris Brogan and Julien Smith John Wiley & Sons 2010) As Chris Brogan and Julien Smith explain, “The idea for this book came out of our individual…

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