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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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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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Networked Society 'On the Brink' - Emerging Opportunities Enabled by Technology [Video]

On The Brink is a discussion the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud.


**Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society.


**Concepts such as borderless opportunities and creativity, new open business models, and today's 'dumb society' are brought up and discussed.


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janlgordon's comment, November 7, 2011 2:41 PM
Hi Oliver, Pretty amazing stuff right? It really gets one thinking about at all the possibilities, innovation and things that haven't even been created yet. Exciting times to say the least:-)