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Workboard: Digital Transformation at your Fingertips

March 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Book Review

According to Gallup, as of June 2015, “the percentage of U.S. workers engaged in their jobs continued to hold steady at 31.9%,” which means that employee disengagement remains extremely high year after year. Do the math! Passive and active employee disengagement is costly business when you relate the stats to the 2015 total wages and […]

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Simone Murray from DirectEmployers: Employers in residence help to address education inequality

December 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Book Review

Simone Murray with Bill Warren at the DirectEmployers Association 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference(#DEAM15) Education inequality is a chronic problem in this country, and it is getting worse. As a result, initiatives designed to assist are definitely worth special exposure. One of them is the DirectEmployers Foundation, Inc. headed by Simone Murray, its first Executive […]

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If you play golf with your boss, does he/she have to win?

December 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Book Review

During a conversation about Bob Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss and what Guy Kawasaki’s summarizes as the “Good Boss Manifesto” in The Art of the Start 2.0, a participant asked me what I thought about one of Ally Bank’s “facts of life” commercials, which assumes that when you play golf with your boss, your boss […]

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APE, Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch: a must-read

December 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Book Review

APE, Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch is an absolute must-read for anyone who wants to write a book and self-publish. It’s packed with information, advice, tips and resources. Even if you still dream of finding the ideal agent and the most prestigious publisher on the planet, chances are that you will be ignored. […]

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Great book: Google+ for Small Businesses by Lynette Young

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Book Review

I met Lynette Young at Guy Kawasaki’s party at SXSW earlier this year. She contributed to one of the chapters of Guy’s landmark book, What the Plus!: Google+ for the Rest of Us. No wonder, Lynette represents the elite of “female googlers,” with over 1.5M followers. Lynette just released an excellent short book. Google+ for Small Businesses. Her […]

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Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It

August 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Book Review

Also posted on the TalentCircles blog. A refreshing short book by Peter Cappelli, Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources! This is a must read for any HR Professional, of course, but even more for anyone who is in a management position and has the power, or simply the will, to put an end the […]

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K.S. Krishnan, scientist and citizen, a Renaissance man in 20th century India

May 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Book Review, Talents, Innovators

On June 1946, at Buckingham Palace, a little kid born in Vizhupanoor in 1898 and who spent his early childhood in Watrap (both places now part of the Virudhunagar district in Southern India) became Sir Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan for his scientific contributions. Just one honor among multiple other national and international recognitions: the first was […]

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The New Relationship Marketing by Mari Smith: High Tech and High Touch

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Book Review

Mari Smith, probably the ultimate Facebook guru (see my review in March 2011), is also the author of The New Relationship Marketing that came out last October. Social networks tend to be perceived as channels, or as conduits that enable us to broadcast information in order to attract attention, and more often than not we […]

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A Must-Read: Not the Last Goodbye, by David Servan-Schreiber

January 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Talents, Innovators

My friend Franklin Servan-Schreiber delivered a speech last week in Houston at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and will speak on Tuesday at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh about the final weeks of his brother, David Servan-Schreiber. Co-founder of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and […]

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The End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Book Review

“What are words for if not to inspire the hearts, minds, and actions of our employees and customers?” Brian Solis asks this before listing a series of buzzwords that operate as “crutches for characterless engagement,” and are “indicative of how businesses see (or don’t see) employees and customers.” His advice is simple: Take a moment […]

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