How Google Works

How Google Works

Recommendation Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former senior vice-president of products Jonathan Rosenberg give an insider’s tour of the Internet giant. They honed their management skills creating a new kind of work environment in a company...

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Health Design Thinking

Health Design Thinking

RECOMMENDATION Have you ever entered a space and felt at peace, or worked through a process and felt appreciation for how easily the task flowed, or used a product so intuitive in its design that you didn’t need instructions? Imagine those...

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Lead and Disrupt

Lead and Disrupt

RECOMMENDATION Stanford professor Charles A. O’Reilly III and Harvard professor Michael L. Tushman convincingly argue that the traditional or established “exploit” business model and a new “explore” business model require different kinds of...

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Friction

Friction

RECOMMENDATION Friction is expensive. Entrepreneur Roger Dooley demonstrates how wasting “time, effort or money” slows down businesses and their customers. Recognizing friction wherever it exists – at home, at the office or in your community –...

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The Smartest Places on Earth

The Smartest Places on Earth

Take-Aways Rust belt towns can revive themselves by becoming “brainbelts” – hubs of innovation and “smart manufacturing.” Transforming a rust belt into a brainbelt requires at least one college or university. “Brainsharing ecosystems” produce...

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Breakthrough Creativity

Breakthrough Creativity

Recommendation In theory and in summary, author Lynne C. Levesque’s book sounds wonderful. Today’s changing business environment pressures everyone to come up with creative ideas, but not everyone is creative, or so goes common thinking. Levesque...

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