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The Future of Working Life

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Lynda Gratton, The London Business School professor and top 50 management thinker describes the possible ups and downs of the future of work

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Léonne Willems's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:04 PM

Let's ruminate some more :-)

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:28 AM

Another great and extensive interview at Forbes with HR Guru, London Business School professor Lynda Gratton. She describes 32 trends and five broad forces that will shape the future of work and organizations. Must-read!

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Don’t Try to Make Selling Easy

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If your business model isn’t lowest price, and it almost certainly isn’t, then you can’t afford to sell price. As much as you believe it would make it easier to sell, it would do nothing to help yo...
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2013 IT Market Trends and Predictions on Cloud Computing

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The cloud market has evolved rapidly over the past few years. Here's what the cloud analysts predict for 2013.
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Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs

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Startups simply must make a budget and stick to it. Otherwise, you could wind up a statistic. Here are just three ways to keep your costs down. (RT @founding: Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget?
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An Acquisition Destroyed My Business. Why? - Forbes

An Acquisition Destroyed My Business. Why? - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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Small businesses can use acquisitions as an important growth strategy. Why do owners pursue this compelling notion?
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Beware - Point no 2!

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From Idea to Execution to Idea

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One of the keys to prospecting effectively is having a differentiated, compelling idea. You get in because you have some way that you can help your prospective client with some new or better outcom...
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Absolutely!

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Workplace Personality Types: How They Support Each Other [Infographic]

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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer's decision about telecommuting has upset many people worldwide. Could it just be a situation of workplace personality types colliding?

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Is Work a Place, a Result, or Both?

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Demanding that all employees come to the office is not the complete solution. Inspiring employees with a vision is a start. Enabling employees to support that vision and embedding it into the culture on a day to day basis is where the fun begins.

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Six Stages To Becoming A Social Business Company

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In a Altimeter Group report, analysts Charlene Li and Brian Solis say companies pass through 6 stages before transforming into a true social business.
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Looking For An Idea For A New Business? Steal Any One of These! - Forbes

Looking For An Idea For A New Business? Steal Any One of These! - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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Speaking of businesses I wish someone would invent, here are two more. Full service small hotels.
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People are the real numbers: HR Analytics has come of age


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Big Innovation Centre | Blogs | Flexible Project Investments – a new type of funding for SMEs

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Proposal for a new type of funding for SMEs to match their funding needs throughout the product lifecycle
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How to Embrace and Live Through Failure |

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How to Embrace and Live Through Failure http://t.co/oPUPsaLCIY via @des1gnpubl1c #failure #startup #entrepreneurship #adiantas
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25 Quotes to Inspire You to Become a Better Leader

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Great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves. I researched thousands of quotes from successful leaders for my last book, to capture one for each chapter, covering 11
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How to Sell More by Focusing On Less

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Today's guest post is from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Sean D'Souza. - Enjoy! [caption id=attachment_13188 align=alignleft width=150] Image Credit: Sean D'Souza[/caption] I remember flying to Pittsburgh in the year 2004.
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The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

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I’ve started 4 companies and have invested in 25 more. And I can say, with supreme confidence, that I have made or seen almost every mistake possible.I’ve hired the wrong people. And
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From hierarchies to wirearchies

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Work in the network era needs to be both cooperative and collaborative, meaning that organizations have to support both types of activities. This may not be an easy transition for companies based almost uniquely on command and control leadership.

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The six ways Generation Y will transform the workplace - The Globe and Mail

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The Hidden Benefits of Social Media Marketing: Why Your Strategy May Be Working Better Than You Think

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Most businesses venture into social media expecting to see a big return on investment. The hope is that new customers Image via CrunchBase will come in droves, and that the benefits and revenue generation will be huge.
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Patty Azzarello's Business Leadership Blog » Blog Archive » Building your brand without bragging

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Social Business DNA: The 10 Markers

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The purpose of collaboration is aimed at improving execution velocity and customer delight. It is important for business leaders to celebrate achieving alignment to purpose.

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Easier Business Credit: 4 Strategies for Corporations and Small Business - Forbes

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Bankers have been telling me the strangest thing: credit standards for business are easing. Not by a whole lot, but they are definitely coming down.
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Imagination: Creating the Future of Education and Work

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"Americans are currently faced with a shortage of jobs, but by 2018 the nation will be faced with a shortage of educated workers. This project began in Louisiana, where 100,000 skilled labor jobs are currently unfilled. If the future workforce continues to be trained for the past, particularly as other countries look ahead, Americans will no longer be globally competitive as the domestic economy and infrastructure continue to collapse.

 

"Can that be prevented, and if so, how? With the industrial era crumbling behind us and technological developments rapidly accelerating toward a hybrid reality that still hasn’t fully manifested, the co-directors of this project, Rita J. King and Joshua Fouts, call this fleeting period between the two longer eras the “Imagination Age,” a time during which humanity must imagine and then create, together, the systems of the new global economy and culture.

 

"Since 2007, the directors of this project have been collaborating on the development of imagination as the driving force behind this shift. The research and field work covered in this project began in January 2009. Rather than publishing results as a book or white paper, both of which are one-sided approaches to a subject that demands a conversation, an interactive site was chosen as the format.

 

"This site doesn’t just present theories and ideas, but rather actionable solutions that can be immediately and easily implemented in service of a relevant education for American students who need to gain proficiency if not mastery of core subject areas while at the same time being prepared for the reality of future work. Imagination is a broad topic, encompassing everything the mind can conjure, so the findings in this report are focused on those that overlap with the changing world of work."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 5, 2013 12:18 AM

This site is a remarkable piece of work. The authors, King and Fouts, have assembled a series of essays and resources about the medium range future and how we can make it better.

Amy Cross's comment, March 5, 2013 7:34 AM
Love this! Thanks for sharing.
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10 TED Talks to Help You Reimagine Your Business

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One TEDster's top picks on business, leadership, and becoming a better global citizen.
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Curate This: 30 Sources To Keep You Updated on Business and Marketing - Forbes

Curate This: 30 Sources To Keep You Updated on Business and Marketing - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Forbes Curate This: 30 Sources To Keep You Updated on Business and Marketing Forbes I use email alerts from RSS feeds, Twitter lists and a few key websites I visit every day to make sure I can stay on top of the latest trends and news in business...
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