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Creative Destruction and Newspapers

I love reading the newspaper. I like the feel of the broadsheet in my hand, the anticipation of turning each page to see what’s next, and the sense I get of being plugged into the world through the rhythm of daily reading. I am a newspaper loyalist, and I’m an endangered species. That, of course, is not news. Newspapers are ...

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The Participation Economy – Part 1

T-Mobile – ‘Life’s for Sharing’ Dance campaign by Kevin Roberts I was recently contacted by a journalist to talk about the Attraction Economy. What bad timing. I’ve moved on. From our experience with the T-Mobile “Life’s for Sharing” campaign, a new shift is taking place. We are entering the age of the Participation Economy. When watching or approving anything we ...

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Can Brilliance be Borrowed?

I attended the KC Small Business “Think Bigger” luncheon recently when guest speaker David Kord Murray discussed his new book, “Borrowing Brilliance.” The tome covers 6 steps (defining, borrowing, combining, incubating, judging, and enhancing) to build from others’ ideas. While several people afterward expressed frustration with Murray’s presentation and demeanor (some of the frustrations were very justified), he shared a ...

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World Business Forum – Pulling It All Together

by Braden Kelley I had the privilege of bringing you live tweets during the World Business Forum from a balcony full of friends and colleagues (new and old) as a member of the Bloggers Hub, and to now bring you this article. The World Business Forum kicked off with Bill George (former CEO of Medtronic) speaking about leadership in the ...

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Live Coverage of the World Business Forum

We will be bringing you live coverage on Twitter of the World Business Forum today and tomorrow (October 6-7, 2009) from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Here is a partial list of the amazing speaker lineup: PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON – Embracing our Common Humanity PAUL KRUGMAN – The Future of the Global Economy GEORGE LUCAS – ...

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Flash Mobs and the Participation Economy

Kevin Roberts will be speaking at the World Business Forum in New York City, October 6-7, 2009. Here is our latest hand-picked article: Source: daylife.com Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (C, black shirt, yellow helmet) rides in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park with local cyclists on September 10, 2009 by Kevin Roberts A couple of weeks ago a few ...

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Do One Thing

Kevin Roberts will be speaking at the World Business Forum in New York City, October 6-7, 2009. Here is our latest hand-picked article: by Kevin Roberts For change to take real effect, it needs to be personalized. Saatchi & Saatchi S, our sustainability agency, is working with companies to implement nano-practices in the workplace to reduce carbon use. We call ...

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Can you ask a good question?

At the start of a recent conference call for an upcoming planning session, it was clear that I was expected to lead the discussion. That was my suspicion coming in, but with other responsibilities, there wasn’t a chance to prepare as I typically would. So after a brief introduction, all eyes and ears turned to me to start talking – ...

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How are you holding up?

Well, Labor Day is behind us, autumn is upon us, and we’re about to come up on a year since the fall of Lehman Brothers. The recession itself is almost two years old, having officially started in December, 2007. Most companies began to feel the slowdown early last year, followed by an unanticipated shockwave that rippled through the economy in ...

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Creating High Performance Customers

The past few weeks, I’ve been schlepping around fabric stores since Cyndi wants to recover several pieces of furniture. This is unfamiliar territory for me, which usually means an opportunity to hunt for different takes on Brainzooming-related ideas. One can imagine the most asked question in a fabric store is, “How much material is it going to take to reupholster ...

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