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Entries from December 2009

The Cluetrain Manifesto, ten years later

December 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Talents, Innovators

I was at Back Bay Station, waiting for the train to NYC when I noticed a young guy with the Cluetrain Manifesto in his hands. I couldn’t resist asking him of he liked it. “It’s old, but it’s great,” he responded enthusiastically, adding that the authors should give it a new title: “Welcome to the [...]

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The New How, Building Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy, by Nilofer Merchant

December 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

In her book, The New How, Building Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy, published by O’Reilly, Nilofer Merchant addresses a difficult topic: the common discrepancy between what is called “strategy” in the one hand, and what is labeled “execution,” on the other. In between, you have what she calls the “air sandwich.” The gap is not [...]

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Dominique Gibert, the French publisher of Guy Kawasaki

December 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

I had lunch with Dominique Gibert earlier this week at one of my favorite Parisian haunts, the Brasserie Lipp, Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Dominique is the founder of Diateino, the French publisher of Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start and Reality Check as well as of Seth Godin’s Tribes, three books that I translated for her. She [...]

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