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How to Support An Author

“A barista spends 3 minutes making you a $6 latte, you tip her. A writer spends a year writing a book; and you complain that $4.99 is too high”. That line is from a tweet that has gotten over – get this — 4000 responses. Why? No one knows how to support an author. So,  More

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Enthusiasm for #SocialEra

FastCompany.com will feature an excerpt from the #SocialEra book on Monday. But Forbes Women beat ‘em to the punch in a piece on Thursday saying, “This is one of best books describing the deep shifts in how we operate in the world that I’ve read in years–probably the most radical and compelling since Clay Shirky’s  More

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Dare Greatly

I scream at itsy-bitsy spiders. And prefer room service to trying a new restaurant in a foreign city. If my husband startles me… in our own house… when I know he’s there, I can still jump what seems like 100 feet in the air. There are many ways that I am a big chicken. I  More

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Resilient Organizations & Open Networks

In Philip Auserwald’s recent book, The Coming Prosperity, he mentioned that open networks beat closed networks and larger networks beat smaller networks. As regular readers know, I’ve been talking about similar ideas in the fast/fluid/flexible series on business models. His set of ideas provoked me into asking a series of questions to and with Philip  More

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The Synergist; Valuing All the Roles

In his most recent book Les McKeown mentioned that work teams needed to include the three different roles of visionary, operator, and processor. I was struck by this set of definitions and how useful they are. In my own experience of working with teams, it seems that almost everyone values the role of visionary when  More

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3 Books Well Worth-Reading

The Synergist A business book meant for the real-working leader, Les McKeown gives an intuitive model to allow anyone to lead. The notion is that every team needs a blend of visionary, an operator, and a processor. And the often invisible but crucial role that blends all these 3 is a synergist, able to find  More

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