Category: Book Review

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Why are we doing innovation, really? Let’s go back to basics…Innovation only makes sense if it has a purpose – a problem to be solved. These are the main questions to ask… Continue reading

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Membership organizations must continuously innovate. “Noble Purpose” is a concept and methodology developed by business leader Lisa McLeod after a lightbulb moment…. Continue reading

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If You Want To Disturb The Status Quo…

…you might want to talk to Ken Tencer. A few years ago, I read and reviewed a book entitled The 90% Rule: What’s Your Next Big Opportunity? by co-authors and business partners Ken Tencer and John Paulo Cardoso of the branding and innovation firm Spyder Works. Continue reading

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Compression, Immediacy, and the Death of the Iron Triangle

It’s been well over a decade since Dan Pink predicted that the macro trend of automation would change the nature of just about everything in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind. The context of his message revolved around work, with the central idea being to take a look at what you do, determine whether part or all of it could be done better by an algorithmic approach, and reposition your skills accordingly. I doubt Dan had any inkling of just how automated the world would become… Continue reading

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How To Cross The Tech Chasm

If your business is in any way related to technology, you most likely know the name Geoffrey Moore. His classic marketing book, Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Products to Mainstream Customers, has sold more than 1 million copies since it was first published nearly 25 years ago. Continue reading

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From technology to education, business and world affairs, things are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up with it all, much less make sense of where things are going. So this year, I’m focusing my summer list on books that explain the future. Continue reading

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The Beauty of Inquiry

Warren Berger has it right. In his bestselling new book, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, Berger argues that while we’re all hungry for better answers, we must first learn to ask the right questions. Continue reading

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