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My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

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Gideon Rosenblatt from Alchemy of Change gives an inspiring talk on The Soulful Company


**Watch the TEDxRainier talk on ' -- a new generation of firms that won't just tap the soul, but feed it too.


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See video here: [http://www.alchemyofchange.net/tedxrainier/]

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:40 PM

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:29 PM

We will hear more about leading from the heart.

janlgordon's comment, December 22, 2013 9:40 PM
Marty, thank you for sharing this, it's an excellent talk and Gideon is doing some very important work in the world!
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Conscience is the Knowledge That Someone is Watching

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This was posted by Daniel Honen on Big Think


Very interesting series of videos on the discussion by Larry Summers of Big Think and the Nantucket Project a festival of ideas held on Nantucket, Massachusetts this month. The comments at the bottom are worth reading as well.


Intro:


The panel was stacked with financial heavyweights Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Larry Summers, Former Treasury Secretary and President of Harvard University, Hedge Fund Manager Eddie Lampert, venture capitalist Stephen DeBerry and Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments. The panel was moderated by Tom Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer at Booz and Company


****The question of short-termism was the subject of a lively panel at  Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer at Booz and Company. The full panel can be viewed here.


The highlights in this post bellow follow an exchange between


****Larry Summers and Eric Schmidt, in response to Tom Stewart's question about


*****whether it is difficult for a CEO to embrace the long view if he has to live and die quarter-by-quarter.


****Schmidt immediately turned this question back to the panel and audience, by posing the rhetorical question,


****"How long is the future?"


Watch Eric Schmidt here:


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Defining the Big Shift

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John Hagel from Edge Perspectives has written a thought provoking and insightful post about the shift in our culture and its impact on business.


Here's an excerpt>


Given the growing uncertainty in the world around us, we must master a new set of techniques required to access, attract and accumulate resources to unleash peer based learning in far more flexible ways than conventional push programs permit.


But perhaps this is too high level.


It may help to develop this perspective just a bit more in the context of “from-to” contrasts. About one month after the release of our Shift Index report, one question that keeps coming up is whether we can offer a succinctly define what the Big Shift is that our Shift Index seeks to measure. Given the magnitude,...


http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2009/08/defining-the-big-shift.html

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4 Trends Shaping the Emerging “Superfluid” Economy « emergent by design

4 Trends Shaping the Emerging “Superfluid” Economy « emergent by design | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
Thought provoking, food for thought in an ongoing discussion. Stay informed, join the conversation.
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Questions: The Bedrock of Change and Creativity

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This article by Polly LaBarre for Harvard Business Review is aimed at the Business Community but is really a lesson for everyone, no matter what their interest.


The gist is:


Don't enter a conversation with only answers.  The questions you ask could be the catalyst for your next or biggest leap forward. 


Questions value and empower those you are asking, and create conversation, as opposed to the boundaries which are set when people come into a conversation with only answers.


The big question referred to in the article was asked in 1999 by IBM Director Jane Harper


***In an era when every young, gifted programmer, engineer, or entrepreneur's first instinct was to write their own business plan or head to a fast-growing startup, she asked:


***"Why would really great people — the best technical and managerial talent in the world — want to come work at IBM?"


**This question spawned Extreme Blue in Cambridge, Mass., which has since grown into a thriving platform for innovation and talent acquisition.  That this type of talent would go to Big Blue, was previously unthinkable.


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Read the article here: [http://bit.ly/tEZY8f]

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Can Technology Help You Deal with Uncertainty?

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Great article with thought provoking observations, good suggestions and even a graphic to highlight her ideas that speaks for itself. by Conversationagent,


Intro:


"This is a slightly different question I asked a couple of years back. Invest in better promises There are many ways to deal with uncertainty."


Here's are a few thing that caught my attention:


Today, we put the term "social" in front of media, marketing, networks and bolt features on. Social media is the modern version of the telephone.


****Social media is not the conversation.


****It's not the answer to all your prayers.


****If you're at the point of praying, then the business model is the one needing help.


****It's the room in which you hold the conversation. It still comes down to saying, doing, or producing something valuable for your customer.


It's early days. Many a platform being built could be the predecessor of something else much more useful in the future.


****Right now, people don't converse, they comment. Big difference. Technologies have evolved greatly.


We're still catching up. - yes we are



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Disrupt | Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

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In a business world of nonstop change, there's only one way to win the game: transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking—a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions.

Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple, complete, five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market. Using many examples and a case study, you'll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business strategy.
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