Category: Book Review

New Language for a New Year [Book Review] - Innovation Excellence

Prepare to laugh. Get ready to chuckle. Veteran word wonks Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have done it again… Continue reading

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Digital Tonto

The past few years have been especially good for books. It seemed like every time you turned around, some great CEO or brilliant scientist was publishing a memoir. Or somebody else you’d never heard of just comes out with something incredibly insightful and interesting that you just had to read. It was hard to keep up! Continue reading

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What Henry Beard & Chris Cerf Can Teach Us about Communication - Innovation Excellence

Satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf shine some light on Deliberately Deceptive Language. Continue reading

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Sophie_Cohendet

Sophie Cohendet is passionate about management innovation. She is partner of LearnAssembly, a start-up who help companies to develop their entrepreneurial and digital culture. What parallels can we really do between a start-up and a free inc. ? is the point she develops here. Continue reading

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Spinglish for Innovators - Innovation Excellence

Why is Spinglish important to innovation practitioners? All innovation has a political dimension and requires selling ideas (sometimes over and over and over again) and being able to translate possibilities into commitment, action, investment. It’s probably wise to be alert to the Spinglish on the other side of the table, and from time to time, using some spinning can be practical. Continue reading

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The New Social Learning - Innovation Excellence

When Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner, co-authors of The New Social Learning, began talking with organizations about benefiting from the natural powers of employees learning from one another, they heard more about their obstacles than their opportunities. While some were genuine issues leaders needed to face to move their organizations forward, several were myths, perpetuated by old school practices and a fear of losing control. Continue reading

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To Prepare for The Future You Need to Shape It— innovation excellence

These days, the future comes at us faster than ever before. We live in an age of accelerating returns, in which technological advancement moves at an exponential rate. In ten years, no industry will look like it does now. In twenty years many, if not most, of today’s jobs will be completely obsolete. Continue reading

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