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Digital Leader, 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence by Erik Qualman

January 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Book Review

Notoriety used to give you a chance to be immortalized with a postage stamp, but “now every single one of us has a digital stamp.” This is the opening statement of Erik Qualman’s new book: Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence. While Qualman’s previous book, Socialnomics*, analyzed the new challenges and opportunities […]

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Social Technology in HR and Recruiting by John Sumser: Get a Move On!

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis I just finished reading The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting, put together by John Sumser and the HR Examiner team. The report covers initial attempts in leveraging social media in the sourcing and recruiting industry. Although quite a large variety of products are surveyed, the report primarily focuses […]

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Amazing customer service from United Airlines…

October 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Book Review

I am sure that I am not the only one to have been upset by United Airlines’ customer service many times – and complained. That’s why, this time, I have to admit that they have blown me away by the quality of their service! Two weeks ago, I forgot a pair of reading glasses that […]

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Bootstrapping: OAC, or the Art of Empowering Aspiring Singers

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

Guest writer: Sophie Delphis The program I’m doing this year, Opera Academy of California, is presenting a summer line up for pre-professional singers – including a series of master classes, five nights of selected opera scenes and three full operas – for the first time. This is a new venture, with a relatively small group […]

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42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, by Pam Fox Rollin: a constructivist approach to leadership

May 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis When I hear people speak of themselves as “leaders,” frankly, I cringe, and I tend only to notice the signs of their inflated egos. Most authentic leaders are usually somewhat understated, well aware that leadership is not a status that enables someone to apply “proven” recipes, but instead a continuous self-rebuilding […]

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Reminder: Entrepreneurs, use OwnYourVenture, an equity simulator to overcome your dilution fears or questions in no time!

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

Just saw this morning a RT by David Szetela of Esther Dyson‘s tweet: “Entrepreneurs, before you do the VC or angel deal, take a look: http://bit.ly/9YyFrq.” Great, great reminder for many entrepreneurs! Don’t wonder, calculate! Do get emotional, calculate! For most entrepreneurs, it’s hard to get funded, and then, when they receive a term-sheet, at […]

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Practically Radical by Bill Taylor: Innovation in “Vujà-dé” territories

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis Practically Radical, by Bill Taylor, the co-founder of Fast Company, is about transforming your company, shaking up your industry, and challenging yourself. Now, where do you start? Not from a vacuum: the times for dreams of starting from a clean slate and building up utopias are long gone. So, be practical. Yet […]

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India Calling by Anand Giridharadas, the unknown at the heart of what you thought you knew

February 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis Say you’ve worked and socialized with Indians for the last ten or fifteen years in America – does it help you to understand what India is about when you travel over there for a business trip? Maybe a little, but no more than that. India is a complex, multi-dimensional country with an […]

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The art of branding: Helena Rubinstein, an adventurous woman entrepreneur

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

Guest writer: Sophie Delphis We like to learn from living role models and marketing books. Famous figures of the past are equally inspiring, and the principles for success almost timeless…. An adventurous entrepreneur, Helena Rubinstein: I recently read Michèle Fitoussi’s Helena Rubinstein: La femme qui inventa la beauté (The woman who invented beauty, Grasset 2010), […]

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About Guy Kawasaki’s book Enchantment: Business enchantment through a child’s eyes

January 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Book Review

Guest writer: Sophie Delphis My mother is currently finishing up her French translation of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, which comes out in the US on March 8th. As in past translation work she has done, I’ve been providing irregular advice on how to adapt certain phrases or anecdotes […]

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