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Beyond the Social Network: Tips for Engaging Professional Relationships to Last a Lifetime by Gary Polsky

It used to be that you met someone at a meeting or a mixer, had a real conversation with them, perhaps saw them again at a luncheon, exchanged an email or phone conversation, and eventually, developed those initial interactions into a long-term business relationship.

Innovation and Social Leadership by Riitta Raesmaa

My brain is bubbling after the TEDxHelsinki event – a creatively built lineup of innovative speakers. The themes were exactly those I’ve been working on lately: Entrepreneurship, innovation, age & generations, and leadership. So here are random thoughts I’d like to share.

Lee Chipman: I Can Do Anything by Whitney Johnson

Lee Chipman is a busy mother of five girls. When she’s not baking, cleaning or helping with homework, she enjoys decorating her home.

 

Get Your Process Right to Innovate Successfully by Tim Kastelle

Ideally, you’ll have both. But I suspect that if it’s either/or, process wins.

There is an interesting example from the world of chess in Michael Nielsen’s fantastic new book Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. The book discusses how our improved ability to network via the internet is changing the face of science. It’s an interesting book, and also an important one and I recommend it highly.

Deconstructing the Design Thinker by Sohrab Vossoughi via Ralph-Ohr

The term ‘design thinking’ has lost some of its lustre of late, particularly in business publications. In my view, this is the natural result of throwing around a term with a bit too much enthusiasm and not enough understanding, and it is truly unfortunate, because the qualities it describes have never been more important.

 

The Future by Design by Greg Satell

The future has a nice ring to it.  It is fairly busting with promise.  We can let our dreams run wild, imagine that some of the bullshit we currently have to endure will subside and that cool new things will replace boring old ones.

 

Sketchnotes of Ezio Manzini at School of the Art Institute of Chicago by Craighton Berman

This past Monday evening, on an unseasonably warm night in Chicago, sustainability expert Ezio Manzini gave a thought-provoking lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr Manzini is a Professor of Industrial Design at Politecnico Milano, and is a renowned expert in the application of strategic design for sustainability.

Why We Cannot Perceive the World Objectively by Michael Michalko

People tend to think of perception as a passive process. We see, hear, smell, taste or feel stimuli that impinge upon our senses. We think that if we are at all objective, we record what is actually there.

 

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Innovation in the Cornfields by Deborah Mills-Scofield

In rural Birmingham, OH, about 40 miles west of Cleveland, one of the world’s leaders in meat processing and food service is innovating in unexpected ways.

                                                                                                                                                    The Empty Carriage: A Leadership Lesson by Jesse Lyn Stoner

A story is told that one day as Elimelech of Lizhensk, a great rabbi in the 18th century, was riding in a carriage, he noticed a throng of people following.

 

Brainfire for Twitter by Robyn McMaster

“Don’t let Twitter rewire your brain,” Connected Manager, Wayne Trameladvises on the heels of a fast-paced and adventurous interview with Dr. Ellen Weber, of theMita Brain Center.

                                                                                                                                                     Keep Listening, but Start Talking by Whitney Johnson

When we meet with prospective investors, I don’t speak much, and for good reason. There are three founding partners: Clayton Christensen, Matt Christensen, and me. When Clay is in the room, people want to hear from him.

                                                                                                                                                     Re-Learning To Be Bold by Marion Chapsal

Being bold. Not as easy as it may seem…especially for girls and women. I recently posted on my Face­Book Pub­lic Speak­ing Page an arti­cle by Olivia Mitchell, 10 tips for over­com­ing the fear of being bold.

 

EMERGENCE OF TALENT COMMUNITIES… NOT POOLS by Meghan M. Biro

Some technologies are flashy but don’t really change anything at all in how we think about our lives – cloud computing, for example. Unless you’re in the IT industry, odds are you’ve heard a lot about it, but don’t really understand why you should care.

                                                                                                                   

5 idées pour favoriser l’entrepreneuriat à l’école by Kim Auclair

Le 3 novembre 2011 je serai présente au Forum d’automne 2011, un événement qui consiste à favoriser l’entrepreneuriat à l’école.

                                                                                                                                                  THE GLOBAL ECONOMY by Jennifer Berkley Jackson

In keeping abreast of the megatrends that could impact you and your clients?  In preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement, I did some research on current business trends and became aware of one trend that has increased its impact on my business over the past few years.

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