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How the Internet of Things Changes Everything

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It's all thanks to the Internet of Things.
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How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments

How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
“It’s 9:00am, you’re across the table from a colleague who doesn’t like you or the changes you’re proposing, she’s pushing all your hot-buttons and resisting your efforts to get her to support the change.
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Bonuses Should Be Tied to Customer Value, Not Sales Targets

Bonuses Should Be Tied to Customer Value, Not Sales Targets | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Why would you eliminate sales targets as a way to evaluate, motivate, and reward your sales staff?
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The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts.
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The Big Reason to Hire Superstar Employees Isn’t the Work They Do

The Big Reason to Hire Superstar Employees Isn’t the Work They Do | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
cant fraction of the star eff ect is indirect: after removing the direct contribution of the star, department level output still increases by 48%.
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Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries

Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Companies are all too aware of the disruptive power of technology. The author of The Lean Startup argues that the competitive reaction of many organizations remains fatally flawed.
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Has the Perma-Temp Job Market Arrived?

Has the Perma-Temp Job Market Arrived? | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Many labor experts see the surge in temp jobs and contract work in the United States as a sign of a long-term shift in the employment market away from permanent jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work)

8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work) | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
In 1635, England’s Charles I expanded the island’s mail delivery service to the public — with postage paid by the recipient and based on the weight of the letter.
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A Reality Check on Women's Progress in the Workplace

A Reality Check on Women's Progress in the Workplace | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Is it time to add some civil disobedience to the civil discourse?
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Reimagine Your Enterprise

Reimagine Your Enterprise | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
When a company puts human-centered design at the heart of its digital agenda, it can find new sources of value through technology. Here are five principles to embrace to achieve this new way of doing business.
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Rooting Out Hubris, Before a Fall

Rooting Out Hubris, Before a Fall | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Hubris, the sin of overweening pride or arrogance, may be the most misunderstood disorder an executive will ever be confronted with. It’s not just narcissism; it’s much more dangerous than that.
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How Companies Can Embrace Speed

How Companies Can Embrace Speed | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
John Kotter, author of Accelerate, on how slow-footed organizations can get faster.
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Speed scares, but it's worth the shake-up

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The Hiring Advantage of High-status Firms

The Hiring Advantage of High-status Firms | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Do high-status firms have a hiring advantage in the labor market? Wharton management professors Matthew Bidwell and Ethan Mollick show that they do -- but it’s not based on pay.
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Managing Creativity: Lessons from Pixar and Disney Animation

Managing Creativity: Lessons from Pixar and Disney Animation | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Ed Catmull is a co-founder and the longtime head of Pixar Animation Studios, which struggled for 10 years from its founding in 1986 until the runaway success in 1995 of its first feature film, Toy Story.
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To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut​

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut​ | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
In the 1989 movie Dead Poet’s Society, Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and...
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Clumsy Feedback Is a Poorly Wrapped Gift

Clumsy Feedback Is a Poorly Wrapped Gift | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
People on your team offer you gifts – not just at special occasions, but all year. These gifts aren’t tangible, and they’re not wrapped up in lovely boxes with beautiful bows.
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Your Business Doesn’t Always Need to Change

Your Business Doesn’t Always Need to Change | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Evolve or die. If it ain’t broke, break it. If you don’t like change, you are going to like obsolescence even less.
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The Real Reason New MBAs Want to Work for Goldman Sachs

The Real Reason New MBAs Want to Work for Goldman Sachs | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
What attracts top talent? Is it great benefits, flexible hours, steep pay packages, or state-of-the-art training? New research suggests it’s something simpler – but more difficult to obtain.
Prestige.
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The Indispensable Power of Story

The Indispensable Power of Story | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Some people have a way of making the complex clear.  They know who they are, why they do what they do, and where they want to go. Because they have internalized all this, they are able to sharply crystallize ideas and vision.
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The Behaviors that Define A-Players

The Behaviors that Define A-Players | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management.
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What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
What makes for a great presentation — the kind that compels people’s attention and calls them to action?
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All you need to know about business in China

All you need to know about business in China | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Six big trends are shaping the country’s future, as investor Jeffrey Towson and McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explain in this excerpt from The One Hour China Book.
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What Gets in the Way of Listening

What Gets in the Way of Listening | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.
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Do Millennials Really Want Their Bosses to Call Their Parents?

Do Millennials Really Want Their Bosses to Call Their Parents? | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
How far would you go to build a strong relationship with your employees? Would you go as far as calling their parents?
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Building a sense of purpose at Pixar

Building a sense of purpose at Pixar | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
The cofounder of Pixar Animation Studios recalls how a serious organizational rift led him to a new sense of mission—and how it helped Pixar develop a more open and sustainable creative culture.
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How to Discuss Pay With Your Employees

How to Discuss Pay With Your Employees | Jesse Jacoby | Business Transformation | People & Change Strategy | Scoop.it
Talking about money with your employees can be uncomfortable. Even when you’ve got good news to share — a generous bonus or a well-deserved promotion — assigning a number to the value of someone’s work is tough.
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