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Homeless Man Turned Millionaire Offers The Best Advice I Ever Got

Homeless Man Turned Millionaire Offers The Best Advice I Ever Got | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
The interview and simple advice that changed my life.

Via John Michel, Robin Martin, AlGonzalezinfo, Amy Melendez, David Hain
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David Hain's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:12 AM

Awesome story!

Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:45 AM

An amazing and truly inspirational read.

LuAnne Holder's curator insight, June 21, 2013 8:14 AM

Find what you love to do so much that you cannot wait for the sun to rise so you can do it again.

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If you don’t create a culture at your company, a culture will create itself. And it won’t be good.

If you don’t create a culture at your company, a culture will create itself. And it won’t be good. | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

All the best companies share the characteristic of deeply transpersonal cultures. We are only made fully human by putting others before ourselves, a deeply affirming moral stance, grounded in social connection.

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Jenny Ebermann's comment, June 27, 2013 2:03 PM
I could not agree more!
malek's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:31 PM

Where the rubber hits the road

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:48 PM

right on

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Smart Leaders Engage Tomorrow's Workforce

Smart Leaders Engage Tomorrow's Workforce | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

What is the key to first hiring and then unleashing the full potential of Millennials and thus building your future workforce? And what exactly are we doing about The Class of 2012, 2013?

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Enterprise 2.0 Reaches Further With Mobile And Big Data

Enterprise 2.0 Reaches Further With Mobile And Big Data | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The flagship event for the field of Social Business, the Enterprise 2 Conference by UBM Tech, is just around the corner, next week in Boston and it is time to take a look at the state of things.

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Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an "F"

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an "F" | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
Boards are deeply worried that their organization's talent practices won't support their organizations' strategic goals.
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Check also this article: Why HR Gets an “F” in Talent, and How to Get an “A”https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130609212225-15454-why-hr-gets-an-f-in-talent-and-how-to-get-an-a

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How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
Managers, rather than focusing on building skills to recognize patterns and take action, will need to focus on designing the curricula.
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John Michel's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:09 AM

The function of organizations in the industrial age was to direct work.  The function of organizations in the algorithmic age will be to focus passion and purpose.

Lumax Producties's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:56 AM

Interessant artikel over de manier waarom leren en werken aan het veranderen in is.

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Social Business Needs Social Management

Social Business Needs Social Management | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Social business has the potential to change the way we work, but for the most part it has not. The social enterprise is not yet here, though many talk about it, and confuse it with using social tools. For that, we can blame management.

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The Corporation is at Odds with the Future

The Corporation is at Odds with the Future | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The firm as we know it is just too rigid. Too often new ideas are scrutinized with tough mindedness and high indignation. If we can't see the business model and see how to "monitize this sucker," we're not interested.

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Why Brands are Getting it Wrong in Social Media

Why Brands are Getting it Wrong in Social Media | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Executives don’t speak the language of social media. They speak the language of the C-Suite and their audience are shareholders and stakeholders…not necessarily customers or employees or “people” in its most human sense.

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The Management Revolution That’s Already Happening

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs What on earth is happening to management? Formerly self-evident truths are being cast aside. The sacred goal of maximizing shareholder value is now “the dumbest idea in the world”.

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Tony Vengrove's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:04 PM

Excellent Forbes piece by Steve Denning provides much to chew on in regards to the principles of creative leadership.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:27 PM

"Tomorrow’s business imperatives lie outside the performance envelope of today’s bureaucracy-infused management practices… Equipping organizations to tackle the future would require a management revolution no less momentous than the one that spawned modern industry.”

 

I agree. What I am unsure about is whether it is happening. It might be in places.

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Learning from Need: The Rise of Frugal and Flexible Innovation

Learning from Need: The Rise of Frugal and Flexible Innovation | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The economically poor have surprising and ingenious ways of getting more out of less, and these frugal and sensible innovations need to be widely shared and adopted

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New Digital Influencers: The Coming Youthquake

New Digital Influencers: The Coming Youthquake | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

There’s a great assumption that the future of technology falls in the hands of emergent generations.


The youth of today will someday represent the majority of consumers, employees and citizens. That’s always the case, but what we don’t yet fully appreciate is just how different young adults think today. We don’t yet understand what it is they value and why. We’ve not yet assimilated how they make decisions and what factors influence their daily activities and journeys.

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How To Eliminate Customer Angst - And Improve Your Bottom Line

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The last thing you want is to make your customers miserable. We call these “pain points” - when a company’s inefficiencies make customers feel frustrated or uncertain or completely fed up.

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Social Media in B2B Marketing: Publish or Perish!

Social Media in B2B Marketing: Publish or Perish! | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Social Media can be an important part of B2B strategy. But to make an impact within the content ecosystem, you have to have a message and move fast

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The New Model for Innovation is Social and Mobile: But Are Companies Ready?

The New Model for Innovation is Social and Mobile: But Are Companies Ready? | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Consumers are turning to social media and mobile technology to accomplish an ever-growing list of tasks. The competitive landscape for all companies is changing, but those changes are greater than most business leaders appreciate. 

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The Secret to Feeling Energized at Work? Autonomy.

The Secret to Feeling Energized at Work? Autonomy. | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
Imagine there was something you could add to your car’s engine, so that after driving a hundred miles, you’d end up with more gas in the tank than you started with. Wouldn’t you use it? OK, that product doesn’t exist, and maybe never will.
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Winning the Hearts of Communities

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Can companies influence communities to their advantage? The answer is yes, if they engage the community and demonstrate mutual benefits at an early stage.

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Revenue Performance Management As A Business Growth Strategy

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Revenue Performance Management is a strategy that optimizes interactions with buyers across the revenue cycle to accelerate predictable revenue growth. It’s a transformative process that aligns and unites marketing and sales, instead of allowing silos and dysfunction to get in the way of bottom line growth.”

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People For Smarter Cities

Advertising and design thinking merges to provide smart solutions that improve urban living. BRILLIANT. 

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Jean-claude Zaugg's curator insight, June 26, 2013 4:32 PM

A simple curve to get the world get smarter...

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Becoming a World-Class Innovator

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A common misconception today is that innovators are innately creative people. Specifically, many people think that innovators are born with intuitive skills and views of the world that differs from the rest of the population.

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Why Big Data Is Not Truth

Why Big Data Is Not Truth | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The word “data” connotes fixed numbers inside hard grids of information, and as a result, it is easily mistaken for fact. But including bad product introductions and wars, we have many examples of bad data causing big mistakes.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

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Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be enhanced by external forces, and isn’t necessarily reliant on “good genes” or natural ability.
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Globalisation isn't just about profits. It's about taxes too

Globalisation isn't just about profits. It's about taxes too | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
Big corporates are gaming one nation's taxpayers against another's: we need a global deal to make them pay their way.
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Beyond Social: The Rise of The Emergent Business

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We need to move past the limitations and confusion associated with the characterization of the new direction that businesses are taking as “social.” 

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THIS IS WATER - By David Foster Wallace

In 2005, David Foster Wallace gave a painfully honest commencement speech, urging listeners to live life mindfully and to have empathy for our fellow humans. 

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