The Laws of Disruption

The Laws of Disruption

Take-Aways Three laws direct the revolutionary changes wrought by computer technology. “Moore’s Law,” says computer chip memory doubles every 12-18 months at no rise in cost to the consumer. “Metcalfe’s Law,” says networks become more valuable as...

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Everybody Matters

Everybody Matters

Review In this corporate biography, Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller (BW), a worldwide capital equipment supplier and consultancy, offers a surprising message for a contentious world: Be caring and treat others with respect. Writing with...

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Manage Your Day-To-Day

Manage Your Day-To-Day

Recommendation Editor Jocelyn K. Glei offers a selection of practices that leaders use to encourage inspiration and to avoid multitasking. To help your ideas bloom, she says, structure time for your own creativity. Her fascinating compilation...

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The Economy Of You

The Economy Of You

RECOMMENDATION In previous decades, many employees held lifetime jobs that provided benefits and pensions. In the modern era, many people – including, most conspicuously, many millennials – can’t find work. Those who have jobs worry that they...

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Analysis For Improving Performance

Analysis For Improving Performance

RECOMMENDATION Hats off to author Richard A. Swanson for writing clearly, interestingly and compellingly on the subject of creating effective programs to improve workplace performance. He champions approaching this task with up-front analysis...

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The Fixer

The Fixer

RECOMMENDATION Venture capitalist Bradley Tusk understands the challenges tech firms face when it comes to government regulations. His engaging collection of firsthand accounts can teach any tech start-up the hazards and rewards of dealing with...

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The Trusted Advisor

The Trusted Advisor

RECOMMENDATION Being trusted by their clients separates successful advisors and consultants from the corporate consigliores. But how does a qualified advisor become trusted? Authors David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford provide...

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Am I Being Too Subtle?

Am I Being Too Subtle?

RECOMMENDATION Real estate entrepreneur Sam Zell earned his nickname, “Grave Dancer,” from an article he wrote in 1976 about resurrecting distressed real estate properties and starting over. His autobiography details how this son of immigrants...

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Objectives and Key Results

Objectives and Key Results

RECOMMENDATION This thorough guide will help you decide whether to use objectives and key results (OKRs), and will teach you to do so effectively. OKR gurus Paul Niven and Ben Lamorte provide details, definitions and examples, as well as the...

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Fit Matters

Fit Matters

Most people aren’t content with their jobs because their work doesn’t quite fit them. Veterans of big business Cammie Dunaway and Moe Carrick explain what factors make for the best job fit, and how you can adjust your employment circumstances to...

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What Great Brands Do

What Great Brands Do

RECOMMENDATION Sound brand building has never been more important. Branding professional Denise Lee Yohn explains the differences between conventional branding and what she terms the “brand-as-business” strategy, a more enlightened and effective...

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Learning to Succeed

Learning to Succeed

Practices and products that once put your organization at the top of your industry might now provide for only its basic survival. Global and virtual competition, rapid innovation and relentless change mean leaders and employees need to learn...

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