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Entries from January 2010

Your Charisma Coach, Olivia Fox Cabane: Impressive Results, Impressively Fast

January 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

I had a cup of coffee at Il Fornaio earlier this week with Olivia Fox Cabane. The short story is this: she is a consultant, speaker and leadership coach who has worked with a number of large corporations such as Deloitte, Citigroup, or Veracity Worldwide. She has given lectures at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT and [...]

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For an Insurrection of Talents: Seth Godin’s New Book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

January 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Last week at a famous bookstore chain, the young lady at the cash register asked me if I had a coupon. “Yes,” I said. “It should show on my account.” “No, it doesn’t work that way,” she replied tersely. “You have to print it.” “Kind of a waste of paper,” I remarked. “It’s not my [...]

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Dave Winer: “I’m a mystic about What It All Means.”

January 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Talents, Innovators

No Ars Poetica ever created poets. Creative writing classes rarely generate novelists. Do “how-to-write-a-post” recommendations work better? Yes, for posts that report industry messages (how to best sell a soap, promote or describe the latest and greatest products or trends, etc.) – i.e. when “blogging” is the expanded version of an annotated PowerPoint presentation, mini-tutorials, [...]

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How a company can carry on successfully exploiting new technology and new markets once its original guiding force has retired?

January 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Guest writer: Mark Vernon
Warner Bros Studios in Burbank : This past summer my son Gage and I had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Warner Bros Studios in Burbank. Unlike the glitzy Universal Studios Tours, at Warner they put you in an electric golf cart and drive you around the studios like a star, not [...]

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