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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
No one said building a company was easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is--and the price so many founders secretly pay.
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Library@NYP's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:26 AM

An interesting article featuring the struggles of entrepreneurs before they make it big!

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The Digital Freedom Challenge: Expanding Autonomy at Work | MIX M-Prize

The Digital Freedom Challenge: Expanding Autonomy at Work | MIX M-Prize | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, digital, social, and mobile technologies have greatly expanded the scope of personal freedom—the freedom to connect with anyone anywhere in the world; the freedom to contribute and to make a real impact on the basis of merit ...
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The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking | 99U

The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking | 99U | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

by Sean Blanda

 

“If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you’re competing against a lot of people,” Bezos told Wired in 2011. “But if you’re willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you’re now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that.”

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"We can’t realize our potential as people or as companies unless we plan for the long term."-------

"In a nod to Bezos’ obsession with long-term thinking, 99U has combed through a dozen interviews and profiles on the CEO and pulled out a handful of his day-to-day habits that can help you keep an eye on the long term, just like Bezos."

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 11, 2013 4:59 PM

We can’t realize our potential as people or as companies unless we plan for the long term.

Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 12, 2013 2:16 PM
Great article
John Michel's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:59 PM

A superb reminder at we can’t realize our potential as people or as companies unless we plan for the long term.

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How Social Media Influence Businesses | Great #Infographic from Visual.ly

How Social Media Influence Businesses | Great #Infographic from Visual.ly | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Check out our latest infographic “How Social Media Influence Businesses” to have better understanding of the social media impact on your business

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TheSoulfulEMU's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:47 AM

Next time when planning a new Marketing strategy, keep Social Media into TOP MOST prioritized tasks to accomplish it.

TheSoulfulEMU's comment, August 14, 2013 3:48 AM
Next time when planning a new Marketing strategy, keep Social Media into TOP MOST prioritized tasks to accomplish it.
Gwen Khalfa's comment, August 14, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes, the lead conversion rate is particularly impressive. We should never undermine the power of social media. thx for the good comments.
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The Five Most Inspirational Speeches Of Our Time That Will Be Sure To Motivate You

The Five Most Inspirational Speeches Of Our Time That Will Be Sure To Motivate You | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Inspiration is a stimulating feeling that we seek to motivate us, to continue pressing forward through hardships and to find meaning amidst chaos. What inspires us is sometimes found in the rarest of forms. It is sometimes in plain sight. It is often stumbled upon without intention, and it is sometimes graciously handed to us in the form of wise words, spoken by experienced and influential minds.

 

For those who are feeling aimlessly lost in the journey to find themselves, those who are feeling stuck under the darkest clouds waiting for a ray of sunshine and those who simply need a dose of encouragement, heed these words of wisdom.

 

From some of the most gifted minds to the greatest influencers of our generation; from currently eminent leaders to those illustrious leaders who made a difference and left us too soon, here are some of the most inspirational speeches of our time in chronological order.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, August 7, 2013 1:03 PM

Yea....thank you from the multitudes.

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:48 AM

For those who are feeling aimlessly lost in the journey to find themselves, those who are feeling stuck under the darkest clouds waiting for a ray of sunshine and those who simply need a dose of encouragement, heed these words of wisdom.

Susan Salvary's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:28 AM

As I indicated in my post "What Inspires You?", I think inspirational and motivational speeches are wonderful for getting you moving again when you are stuck, giving you a kick in the butt when you are feeling sorry for yourself, or just reminding you of how great you really are. Here are five amazing speeches I will be adding to my Inspiration Library.

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Heroes of Leadership & Change

The men and women heroes (some are also anti-heroes) who advanced organizational thinking in theory and practice, from Frederick Taylor, Kurt Lewin, and Mary Parker Follet, to Russell Ackoff,  Chris Argyris, Sumantra Ghoshal, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google), to Tom Peters, Peter Senge, Alfie Kohn, John Kotter, and Gary Hamel.

 

From the BetaCodex Network´s 14th white paper. Published February 2013


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Doris Palomino's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:00 AM

Good summary and great way to present it. Very recommendable for practitioners in the OD field.

"External superviision may correct errors. But only internal supervision can prevent their occurrence" (Eric Trist).

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:03 PM

There are some people who not well-known outside the leadership theory sphere.

Manish Puranik's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:00 AM
"A complete mental revolution on the part of workingman as well as on management's side is required..."
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The Impact Of Leaders On Personal Transformation - TanveerNaseer.com

The Impact Of Leaders On Personal Transformation - TanveerNaseer.com | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Best-selling author Bill Treasurer on the 4 actions leaders can take to help transform their employees and consequently, their organization.
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The Innovation Mindset in Action: 3M Corporation

The Innovation Mindset in Action: 3M Corporation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How 3M has consistently powered itself through innovation.
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Who Are Today's Citizens of the World?

Who Are Today's Citizens of the World? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

They are young, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-national. Meet the “Global Cosmopolitans".


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The Innovation Mindset in Action: Shantha Ragunathan

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Game changers come from all over the world, even remote Indian villages.
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Singapore, let’s get disruptive

Singapore, let’s get disruptive | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Innovation is the key to whether Singapore surges ahead, or falls behind, in the years to come. How can businesses, organisations and people here reinvent themselves?
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Five Ways to Innovate Faster

Five Ways to Innovate Faster | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
To accelerate your search for a viable new growth model, start with the two-pizza rule.
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Love the two-pizza rule...

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A History of Entrepreneurship Can Hurt Your Job Prospects

A History of Entrepreneurship Can Hurt Your Job Prospects | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Self-employment sends a negative signal to job markets.
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Steve Ballmer's Big Lesson for the Rest of Us

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Innovation is now the be-all and end-all in every industry.
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The Problems with Incubators, and How to Solve Them

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Financing isn't success, and office space isn't value.
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Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

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You can gain meaningful influence without having formal authority.
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Watch our Entrepreneur Hangout with Elon Musk

Watch our Entrepreneur Hangout with Elon Musk | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Enjoyed discussing entrepreneurship with Elon...
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Successful Business Strategy Is Built on Uncomfortable Choices

Successful Business Strategy Is Built on Uncomfortable Choices | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The “strategy as addition” mentality is persistent, despite it’s lack of effectiveness. It persists because the reality of strategy is much harder to engage with. At its core, strategy is about choice. Strategic planning is about looking at trends in the environment, as well as past results, and making deliberate choices about what activities to begin, what activities to continue, and what activities must be ceased.

These choices are hard to make. No one wants to stare down a fork in the road at two unknown paths and be forced to choose. No one wants to be the one blamed for making the wrong choice.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:44 AM

Excellent scoop David.  I completely agree with John Michel's insight and here is one of my favorite sections:

 

The “strategy as addition” mentality is persistent, despite it’s lack of effectiveness. It persists because the reality of strategy is much harder to engage with.

 

At its core, strategy is about choice.

 

Strategic planning is about looking at trends in the environment, as well as past results, and making deliberate choices about what activities to begin, what activities to continue, and what activities must be ceased.

 

These choices are hard to make. No one wants to stare down a fork in the road at two unknown paths and be forced to choose. No one wants to be the one blamed for making the wrong choice.

 

But not choosing is a choice – it’s a choice for the status quo. It’s a choice that says, even though the environment has changed, we choose to pursue the same activities but set our sales goals a little higher. That choice may be a comfortable one to make, but it’s outcome is as unknown as the other possible paths.

Amy Melendez's comment, August 9, 2013 10:04 AM
Excellent article. "Strategy as choice is uncomfortable – which is probably why discomfort is the key signal that you and your team are truly engaged in strategic planning."
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:54 PM

Frequently, we look for the comfortable and real change often means discomfort.

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Six Lessons for Corporations Building Innovation Accelerators

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Read our Strategy & Innovation article, "Six Lessons for Corporations Building Innovation Accelerators."
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Measuring the full impact of digital capital | McKinsey & Company

Measuring the full impact of digital capital | McKinsey & Company | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Although largely uncounted, intangible digital assets may hold an important key to understanding competition and growth in the Internet era. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Making the Shift from Sustainable to Transient Advantage

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In her new book, "The End of Competitive Advantage," Columbia Business School professor  Rita Gunther McGrath argues that companies need to shift their strategy from long-term to transient edges in the marketplace.


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10 Ways to Select Ideas - Innovation for Growth

10 Ways to Select Ideas - Innovation for Growth | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Most organisations have more than enough ideas, but many struggle to choose the best ideas to pursue. Here are ten methods you can use to improve your idea selection.
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Innovate on Purpose: Putting the solution cart before the innovation horse

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Three Critical Innovation Roles: Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker

Three Critical Innovation Roles:  Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Innovation comes from informal key leadership roles. Brokers, Role Models and Risk-takers are the engine of innovation cultures.


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Robin Martin's comment, August 6, 2013 1:39 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:14 AM

"You won’t find these functions described in job descriptions, nor will you find someone with a title like “risk-taker.”  You won’t find these roles being incentivized, or formally evaluated or even recognized, as a rule.   Like many aspects of an innovation culture, they happen – serendipitously – or they don’t.  And because the roles are elusive and difficult to measure, they can go unappreciated and unnoticed.  And then they gradually fade away.

 

But if you look hard in your organization, trust your own judgment, and use your best observational skills, you can find, nurture, and acknowledge these key individuals and keep their critical skill sets alive . . . and growing."

Pascal Hoguet's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:13 PM

Des rôles clés, facteurs de succès pour favoriser l'innovation dans une organisation.