9 Trends for Future of Work–TomorrowToday

Insights from Dean van Leeuwen and the folks at TomorrowToday. Of course, I particularly like number 6: “Mass Mobility: The emergence of flexible e-workers or electronic-freelancers…” The full list is: Increasing global integration Ferocious competition March of the machines Super intelligence A data deluge Mass mobility Values driven Turbulence is the normal Workforce evolution (Full […]

9 Trends for Future of Work–TomorrowToday

Insights from Dean van Leeuwen and the folks at TomorrowToday. Of course, I particularly like number 6: “Mass Mobility: The emergence of flexible e-workers or electronic-freelancers…” The full list is: Increasing global integration Ferocious competition March of the machines Super intelligence A data deluge Mass mobility Values driven Turbulence is the normal Workforce evolution (Full […]

Strengths and Mindset: Mike Pegg on Carol Dweck

Part of Mike Pegg’s Strengths Companion series, this is a great summary of Carol Dweck’s work on Mindset. Having read about the concept in Dan Pink’s Drive and heard the HBR web-cast, I’ve just bought Dweck’s classic book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. A growth mindset – a belief that brain, abilities and talent […]

RBS Bonus: The Price of Fixing (past) Failure

Good to finally hear some sense spoken about Stephen Hester’s bonus: Cranfield’s Ruth Bender on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Yes, bankers’ bonuses in general are ridiculously high but, with regard to Mr Hester, there are only two questions which should concern politicians and tax-payers. Firstly, what is our intention for RBS?  We can keep […]

A Future Made for Freelancers

Technology Analyst firm Gartner describe 10 changes the World of Work will witness during the next 10 years. Interestingly, they describe a world that is ripe for a work-force of freelancing sovereign professionals: increased peaks and troughs of activity; spontaneous teams of loose bonds and varying expertise; greater experimentation and flexibility across time and location. […]

Strategic Insight?

Thought-provoking post on the HBR blog from Alessandro Di Fiore, CEO of the European Centre for Strategic Innovation.  According to his research, “creating the ability to generate strategic insight (which we defined as a perception that could trigger the creation of a distinctive and winning value proposition), was not considered to be a top ten […]

An Introvert's Guide to Networking–HBR Blog

Sound advice from Lisa Petrilli of  C-Level Strategies, Inc. on the HBR Blog. Networking is often anathema to introverts.  If you draw your personal energy from your inner thoughts, nothing is as totally draining as relentlessly polite and pointless small-talk with a stream of strangers.  Stewed coffee, luke-warm chardonnay and stale sandwiches offer little relief. […]

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking–HBR Blog

Sound advice from Lisa Petrilli of  C-Level Strategies, Inc. on the HBR Blog. Networking is often anathema to introverts.  If you draw your personal energy from your inner thoughts, nothing is as totally draining as relentlessly polite and pointless small-talk with a stream of strangers.  Stewed coffee, luke-warm chardonnay and stale sandwiches offer little relief. […]

Templates and Tall Tales–Guy Kawasaki

A promotional partnership between Microsoft Office Web Apps and famed VC, blogger and Apple alumni Guy Kawasaki yields this neat post: Kawasaki’s top ten lies from both entrepreneurs and investors along with some elegant templates for plans and pitches on Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The templates are quite simple (especially the Excel one), but there […]

Templates and Tall Tales–Guy Kawasaki

A promotional partnership between Microsoft Office Web Apps and famed VC, blogger and Apple alumni Guy Kawasaki yields this neat post: Kawasaki’s top ten lies from both entrepreneurs and investors along with some elegant templates for plans and pitches on Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The templates are quite simple (especially the Excel one), but there […]

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