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Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass.

Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass. | Humanize | Scoop.it

Challenge conventional wisdom. Fight monoculture. Question authority. Take lots of inputs but then let your internal compass set your course. If “all the cool kids are doing it” make sure you have strong internal logic for why you’re going to follow them. Often it’s not the best course.

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Forbes Insights: Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce | LinkedIn

As innovation becomes more of a key differentiator for the world’s largest companies, these organizations increasingly see having a diverse and inclusive workforce as critical to driving the creation and execution of new products, services, and business processes. For executives in charge of diversity and inclusion, this is paramount to building the business case for their efforts.

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Connected Citizens Report: The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks

Connected Citizens Report:  The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks | Humanize | Scoop.it
Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute published a new report called Connected Citizens that looks at the impact of networks on communities, and asks,...
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Pre-Order HUmanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World

Pre-Order HUmanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World | Humanize | Scoop.it

A book for leaders at all levels who want to create organizations that can leverage social media and become more effective as an organization in the process. The book explores four fundamental elements of human organizations: open, trustworthy, generative, and courageous. These principles propelled social media’s success, they are part of our basic human story, and they provide a framework within which we can build organizational cultures, processes, and behaviors that are more effective.

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3 Reasons The U.S. Is Falling Behind In Innovation

3 Reasons The U.S. Is Falling Behind In Innovation | Humanize | Scoop.it
The U.S. is lagging when it comes to innovation and you can do something about it.
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Disrupt Yourself - Whitney Johnson - Harvard Business Review

Disrupt Yourself - Whitney Johnson - Harvard Business Review | Humanize | Scoop.it

We give a lot of airtime to building disruptive products and services, to buying and/or investing in disruptive companies, and we should. Both are vital engines of economic growth. But, the most overlooked engine of growth is the individual. If you are really looking to move the world forward, begin by innovating on the inside, and disrupt yourself.

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A VC: Identity, Authentication, and Provisioning Them Online

A VC: Identity, Authentication, and Provisioning Them Online | Humanize | Scoop.it

I don't have a single online identity. I have many. They are rich, representative, and different from each other.

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Clay Shirky Says Good Collaboration is Structured Fighting

Clay Shirky Says Good Collaboration is Structured Fighting | Humanize | Scoop.it

Companies and projects focusing on large-scale collaboration might want to start thinking about collaboration in a new way.

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Design Firm Seeks to Humanize Technology

Design Firm Seeks to Humanize Technology | Humanize | Scoop.it
The underlying premise of companies like Berg is that technology has tremendous potential to enhance our lives, if - and it is a big if - it can be "translated" into forms that make it accessible.
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Everyone Fails

Whether you’re the tiniest fish in the sea or an elephant in the savannas, everyone poops. And whether you’re just starting your first company or a cofounder of Facebook, everyone fails. Its what we learn and how we recover from our failures that will set us apart from everyone else.

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What Is Generative?

What Is Generative? | Humanize | Scoop.it

Generative means to be capable of producing or creating. As a species, human beings are generative in that we are biologically wired to reproduce and propagate. But beyond the biology, human beings are generative in that we are called to create things, to develop, to grow. It’s not a one-time thing. Being generative is an ongoing spiral of growth, change, and creation. It’s a part of being human.

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Smart Leadership: Delegating Bravely Leads to $50 Million Innovation

How Mission Order delegation, as exemplified by the military, empowered my team to create an innovative business solution and gain a new $50 million account...
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From Social Brand to Social Business

From Social Brand to Social Business | Humanize | Scoop.it

From the outside looking in, most wouldn't recognize and understand the challenges that social media has created in the enterprise. The anarchy, conflict, confusion of roles and responsibilities, lack of communication and collaboration; and organizational silos that exist behind the firewall is not visible. These challenges make the process of becoming an effective social brand much more difficult and less effective. So for many organizations, this quest to becoming a social brand and a social business is one of a simultaneous effort.

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It’s Professional to Not Know the Answer — S. Anthony Iannarino

It’s Professional to Not Know the Answer — S. Anthony Iannarino | Humanize | Scoop.it
It’s true you need business acumen. It’s also true you need a deep understanding of how you help your clients. This doesn’t require that you know everything.
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Social and Entrepreneurs — SocialFish

Social and Entrepreneurs — SocialFish | Humanize | Scoop.it
Jamie Notter on the Social Organization and how an entrepreneurial spirit can lead to unwanted centralization.
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It’s Hard to See Culture

It’s Hard to See Culture | Humanize | Scoop.it

So here’s one of the sticky points about culture we were talking about: it’s hard to see. Well, it is hard for YOU to see YOUR culture. It’s the whole fish/water thing, but you can’t see it because it’s always there and has become a part of you.

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Intermission: Brightening Moods With Three Simple Words - Cities - GOOD

Intermission: Brightening Moods With Three Simple Words - Cities - GOOD | Humanize | Scoop.it
Improv Everywhere brings smiles to New Yorkers by encouraging them to "say something nice."...
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Brains On Fire Blog » Blog Archive » Why Community Matters: On Life, Loss, Love and Pie

Brains On Fire Blog » Blog Archive » Why Community Matters: On Life, Loss, Love and Pie | Humanize | Scoop.it
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Social Media, Trade Secrets, and Why You Shouldn’t Give a Rip about the Competition

Social Media, Trade Secrets, and Why You Shouldn’t Give a Rip about the Competition | Humanize | Scoop.it
Many businesses never embrace social media and content marketing because they fear their competitors will learn their ‘trade secrets’ and other info…...
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Is Technology Ruining Online Community

Is Technology Ruining Online Community | Humanize | Scoop.it
Online community and our lust for it is at its apex. Companies of every size and description are pondering ways to engage with customers, and interact with their fans. But the big miss in many cases is social media staffing.
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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: From Private Thoughts to Public Actions

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: From Private Thoughts to Public Actions | Humanize | Scoop.it

We can't make progress if we don't act.
We can't act on what we don't know.
We can't know unless we talk about it.
We can't talk about it unless it's made public.

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Transparency and Inbound Marketing: The Greatest ‘Sales Technique’ of the Information Age

Transparency and Inbound Marketing: The Greatest ‘Sales Technique’ of the Information Age | Humanize | Scoop.it
For years, selling has been all about techniques. But times have changed, and today, Transparency and Inbound Marketing carry the day.
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5 Steps To Get Your Business Ready For Mastering Google+ | Fast Company

5 Steps To Get Your Business Ready For Mastering Google+ | Fast Company | Humanize | Scoop.it

"Social media contains within it the seeds to evolve, if not transform, the way B2B companies do business."

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The Future of The Internet (And How to Stop It) - A Dialog with Jonathan Zittrain Updating His 2008 Book - John Battelle's Searchblog

The Future of The Internet (And How to Stop It) - A Dialog with Jonathan Zittrain Updating His 2008 Book - John Battelle's Searchblog | Humanize | Scoop.it
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