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TED Bookstore Curation

This year, I got asked to co-create the TEDbookstore with fellow TEDsters. I mentioned in an earlier post, it was a bit of a “sophie’s choice” moment because I felt like I could have done another theme and direction and chosen another 10 amazing body of work. There are two threads that unites these.  Certainly  More

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Rules for The Social Era

I mentioned in a prior post that I would soon update what has been keeping me heads-down. For months now, my Harvard editor and I have been planning on a series on the Social Era — and what it takes to win in it. Instead of ‘Built to Last’, we need to ‘Build for Speed’.  More

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Sneak Peek at TEDBookstore

Last week, I had my very own ‘Sophie’s Choice’ moment, but not for children… but for books. TED (the conference) offers an onsite bookstore with handpicked titles. The Bookstore is run by a socially responsible business, BetterWorldBooks, which donates monies in the millions to literacy programs in the developing world. Like any bookstore in a  More

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Lesson of Cezanne & The Upcoming Disruption

There was a time when great art was about depicting things as close to what the human eye could capture in real life. And then photography came along. Imagine being the artist that had perfected your craft up to that point.  You would be thinking something like, “flubbertyjickets”, as you found yourself more a master  More

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TEDx: How We Deny Innovation

Innovation! Isn’t it Great?! We just love talking about innovation and thinking about innovation, and tweeting about innovation. But we actually suck at it, for entirely human reasons. There are 3 things we need to understand about our own humanness in order for us to unleash our own potential (and the potential of our organizations):  More

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