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  • Digital Tools to Make Your Next Meeting More Productive

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    Alexandra Samuel
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This spring, I wrote about how the right digital tools can help you work more efficiently before, during, and after a meeting. Let’s look more closely at how to use the tools during your meeting to better lead the conversation. For an example, I’ll use the Second Continental Congress, one of the world’s most productive off-sites, which resulted in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Here are tools you can use to: Inspire new thinking. Your meeting outcomes will only be as good as the thinking that goes into them. But huddling around a PowerPoint presentation…
  • How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

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    Scott Anthony
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Things are heating up in the former “Singa-bore.”
  • What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers

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    Barry Libert
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The idea of “co-creating” with customers has been circulating for years, but until recently few companies effectively exploited its power or understood its contribution to the bottom line. True, customers can customize their M&Ms, build their own bikes with Trek Project One, create unique doors for their home at Jen-Weld, and design their own Nike running shoes. But these co-creation models produce only one-off physical goods, and none represents a fundamental shift in how these companies create value; they’re peripheral to the core business. Today, however, by…
  • 473: Can HR Be Saved?

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    Harvard Business Review
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Peter Cappelli, author of the HBR article, "Why We Love to Hate HR...and What HR Can Do About It," on perhaps the least popular function in business.
  • Why Overtime Pay Doesn’t Change How Much We Work

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    Walter Frick
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    New rules from the Obama administration may not have their intended effect.
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  • What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers

    Barry Libert
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The idea of “co-creating” with customers has been circulating for years, but until recently few companies effectively exploited its power or understood its contribution to the bottom line. True, customers can customize their M&Ms, build their own bikes with Trek Project One, create unique doors for their home at Jen-Weld, and design their own Nike running shoes. But these co-creation models produce only one-off physical goods, and none represents a fundamental shift in how these companies create value; they’re peripheral to the core business. Today, however, by…
  • Digital Tools to Make Your Next Meeting More Productive

    Alexandra Samuel
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This spring, I wrote about how the right digital tools can help you work more efficiently before, during, and after a meeting. Let’s look more closely at how to use the tools during your meeting to better lead the conversation. For an example, I’ll use the Second Continental Congress, one of the world’s most productive off-sites, which resulted in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Here are tools you can use to: Inspire new thinking. Your meeting outcomes will only be as good as the thinking that goes into them. But huddling around a PowerPoint presentation…
  • 7 Myths About Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Anna Rosenberg
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s 2015, and by now even latecomers among multinational corporations have decided to include African countries in their emerging market portfolios. However, many companies are not making the most of the Sub-Saharan Africa opportunity because of misconceptions about what it takes to succeed in the region. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to countries below the Sahara desert, such as Kenya, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa. (Many companies separate their Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa operations because of strong cultural, economic, and linguistic differences between the two regions.)…
  • An Experiment in Enlivening Stagnant Teams

    Pat Wadors
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    People make big, difficult changes for two key reasons — to reap rewards and to avoid pain. But what about entire teams that are deeply entrenched? How do you shake them up? As an HR executive, I’ve found that you sometimes have to show them future rewards or pain, especially if they’re comfortable and successful now. Though you may be able to see the writing on the wall, it can be tricky to get them to see it. That’s where data-driven experiments come in. They help shine a light on the opportunities and risks ahead, which can motivate stagnant teams to start thinking…
  • The White House Selfie: The Visual Web’s Latest Victory

    Perry Hewitt
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    The White House announced a policy change this week, allowing people on tours of the historic residence to take photos and post them to social media during their visits. Selfies (but not selfie sticks) are now allowed. In part, this is a practical move. As cameras have become smaller and more discreet it’s become easier to sneak in a shot of a portrait, or some White House china, or a selfie — even if it was officially prohibited. I was at the announcement and I got in on the now-legal act. Watching @brilliantartistry line up a shot. #whitehousetour A photo posted by Perry Hewitt…
 
 
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  • What the Media Industry Can Teach Us About Digital Business Models

    Scott Anthony
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    Four recommendations for leaders facing disruption.
  • How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

    Scott Anthony
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Things are heating up in the former “Singa-bore.”
  • The Chief Innovation Officer’s 100-Day Plan

    Scott Anthony
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Congratulations! Your energy and track record of successfully launching high-impact initiatives scored you a plum role heading up innovation. Expectations are high, but some skeptics in the organization feel that innovation is an overhyped buzzword that doesn’t justify being a separate function. So, what can you do in your first 100 days to set things off on the right track? Over the past decade we’ve helped dozens of leaders through their first 100 days. Based on our experience, augmented by in-depth interviews with a few of the most seasoned practitioners with which we have worked, we…
  • How to Market Test a New Idea

    Scott Anthony
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    “So,” the executive sponsor of the new growth effort said. “What do we do now?” It was the end of a meeting reviewing progress on a promising initiative to bring a new health service to apartment dwellers in crowded, emerging-market cities. A significant portion of customers who had been shown a brochure describing the service had expressed interest in it. But would they actually buy it?  To find out, the company decided to test market the service in three roughly comparable apartment complexes over a 90-day period. Before the test began, team members working on the idea had built a…
  • Why Would Amazon Want to Sell a Mobile Phone?

    Scott Anthony
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:06 pm
    If you believe the rumors, Amazon.com is going to enter the mobile phone business this week, with most pundits guessing that a mysterious video suggest that it will release a phone with novel 3-D viewing capabilities. There are obvious reasons for Amazon to be eying the category. The mobile phone industry is massive, with close to 2 billion devices shipped annually and total spending on wireless-related services of more than $1.6 trillion across the world. As mobile devices increasingly serve as the center of the consumer’s world, their importance to a range of companies is increasing. What…
 
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  • Baton Bob Opts For ‘Love Not Gay Marriage’ – GPB

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    GPB Baton Bob Opts For 'Love Not Gay Marriage'GPBBaton Bob, as he is known, is gay. But on the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, 63 year-old Bob Jamerson and his partner Gary Bender didn't have a wedding. Instead, in front of close family and friends in Atlanta's Piedmont Park …
  • Jessica Simpson Is Opening Boutique Stores Dedicated To Her Successful … – Bustle

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Bustle Jessica Simpson Is Opening Boutique Stores Dedicated To Her Successful …BustleFurther proving to the world that she's the reigning queen of celebrity brands, Jessica Simpson is opening fashion boutiques across the country to house her successful line of clothing, shoes, accessories, and fragrances. Us Weekly reported that the …Jessica Simpson Set to Launch Her Own Fashion Boutiques for Her Eponymous …Us MagazineJessica Simpson to soon launch her 'own' fashion line boutiquesTimes of Indiaall 18 news articles »
  • Kim Sears Keeps Cool In High Street White (What Else?) At Wimbledon – Marie Claire.co.uk

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Marie Claire.co.uk Kim Sears Keeps Cool In High Street White (What Else?) At WimbledonMarie Claire.co.ukObviously keen to show her love for shopping on the high street, Kim styled the crochet mini with a pair of tan sandals from Topshop. Kim's strappy bronze-heeled shoes can be snapped up for £55 – but hurry, they're aren't many sizes left. However, her …and more »
  • Your Focus on Benefits Won’t Benefit Your Brand – AdAge.com (blog)

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Your Focus on Benefits Won't Benefit Your BrandAdAge.com (blog)Geox could have said, "The healthiest, most comfortable shoes you can wear." Instead, the brand focused on its feature, "The shoe that breathes." (Geox has more than $ 1 billion in annual sales.) Years ago, Dove became the No.1 bar soap in America not …
  • ‘Frozen’ and the Rise of Elsa – New York Times

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    New York Times 'Frozen' and the Rise of ElsaNew York TimesAnd perhaps Kristoff was right to sing that reindeers are better than people, as the name he gave his trusty steed Sven has proved to be even more popular than his own, with 55 baby Svens born last year, up from 33 in 2013. … you as an unlikely …and more »
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