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11 Big Ideas to Watch in 2011

January 7, 2011

Here are the first four of eleven Big Ideas selected by the editors of Inc. magazine. To read the complete article, please click here. 1. Rethinking Retail Online retailers have always competed by offering convenience and low prices, but they’ve…

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The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value

January 7, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer for Harvard Business Review (January/February 2011). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * The capitalist system is under siege. In…

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How to Kill a Bad Idea

January 7, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written for Inc. magazine (December 1, 2010) in which Jason Fried explains why no is the most important word that an entrepreneur can learn. If you wish to read the complete article, please…

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Snarking and Literature

December 28, 2010

Snarking and Literature Lawrence Dorfman’s The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring is among my Christmas gifts this year and immediately attracted my attention because of the wealth of quotations it provides from various sources. For those of…

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Mark Brooks’ Sidney Awards, Part II

December 28, 2010

Here is an excerpt from the second of two of Mark Brooks’s columns in which he announces and briefly discusses his annual Sidney Awards. The first column appeared on December 24, 2010, and the second on December 28, 2010. *    …

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Two Ways to Hire Effective Innovators

December 28, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Maulick 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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Managing the support staff identify crisis

December 21, 2010

In an article written for the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge online, Ranjay Gulati points out that employees not connected directly to profit and loss can suffer from a collective “I-am-not-strategic” identity crisis. Gulati suggests that business managers allow so-called…

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Andrew Sullivan on Montaigne: “The Great Blogger”

December 20, 2010

Here is one of my favorite Andrew Sullivan blog posts in which he discusses Sarah Bakewell’s brilliant book, How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, about Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, author…

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Writing a Strong Lead Is Half the Battle

December 20, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John McPhee for the Wall Street Journal. To read the complete article and check out a wealth of resources, please click here. *     *     * You’re wading around in your notes,…

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Top 10 Funny TV Ads of 2010

December 20, 2010

Here is an introduction and link to an article written by Geoffrey James for for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the…

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