Tag Archives: Books

The 2013 Digital Tonto Reading List

It used to be that we would read about the future and then wait for it to happen. Now, it seems that we read about it as it’s happening and the impact is already being felt in business, economics and society. Just as in past years (this is my 5th list), this list reflects what I’ve read and written about over the last 12 months. Have a great holiday!

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Companies Connect Same Dots in Different Ways

One thing that I find fascinating about the innovation space is that when it comes to innovation is the outcomes of competition within an industry. I talk alot about it being about collecting and connecting the dots, and in any industry any company looking to survive and thrive, must continuously innovate and that means continuously collecting and connecting dots.

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A Peek into the Digital Workplace

I had the opportunity to sit down recently with fellow author Scott Berkun to talk with him about his new book The Year Without Pants, which catalogs his experience in two years with Automattic, the company that runs Wordpress.com. Our conversation touched on many different topics including innovation, collaboration, and organizational behavior and I'm happy to share the highlights here.

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Using Books as Tools

We are celebrating and shining a spotlight on Books as Tools, tools for innovators, with a series of the same name, and founded in on our belief that books aren't books. They’re incendiary tools for personal revolution and organizational change. Did we say we plan to go deeper? Small group discussions with authors, explorations of how others use books to create change, and more.

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This is the Modern World

I attended a book launch for Stephen Trombley's "Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped The Modern World." An American author, filmmaker and musician, Trombley has undertaken a mammoth task here: The concise history of modern thought from the enlightenment up till now.

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A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing

I'd like to call your attention to a book with writings from several of our contributing authors, a foreword from Henry Chesbrough, and edited by Innovation Excellence contributor Paul Sloane - A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing. As a special value added service to the Innovation Excellence readers, inside this post you'll find my chapter as a free sample.

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