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Are Successful People Nice? - Art Markman. By Art Markman | 3:23 PM February 9, 2012 Since Daniel Goleman‘s Emotional Intelligence, we’ve recognized the importance of tuning into social and emotional factors in the workplace.

Are Successful People Nice? - Art Markman

But many popular depictions of the workplace don’t show any evidence of that sensitivity. Mad Men, Wall Street, and others impress that in business, only the strong survive. But emotional intelligence implies that successful leaders should be nice. Mind over Market - Michael Spence. Exit from comment view mode.

Mind over Market - Michael Spence

Click to hide this space MILAN – In the 66 years since World War II ended, virtually all centrally planned economies have disappeared, largely as a result of inefficiency and low growth. Nowadays, markets, price signals, decentralization, incentives, and return-driven investment characterize resource allocation almost everywhere. This is not because markets are morally superior, though they do require freedom of choice to function effectively. Markets are tools that, relative to the alternatives, happen to have great strengths with respect to incentives, efficiency, and innovation. But markets have more fundamental weaknesses. Consider stability. Don Tapscott: 20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two. What will happen in 2012?

Don Tapscott: 20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two

In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations (which The Huffington Post will publish in four groups of five; read the first one here). We need to make progress on these issues now to prevent next year from being a complete disaster. These ideas are based on the research I did with Anthony D. Williams to write our recent book which comes out in early 2012 as a new edition entitled Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet. The Straddler Review: Barack Obama and the Culture of Consultancy. The Straddler review Barack Obama and the Culture of Consultancy by James Comerford and Dan Monaco I Heroic icons produced by the story of American history have often been put to use in the service of the office of the presidency, typically to harmonize as well as possible the President’s preexisting personality traits or image with a ready-made figure evocative of “the real America” or “what America is all about.

The Straddler Review: Barack Obama and the Culture of Consultancy

Create a Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Work - Umair Haque. By Umair Haque | 10:03 AM January 30, 2012 In case you haven’t been following my tell-all confessional — I mean Twitter feed — lately, I’ve been in Manhattan for the last few weeks.

Create a Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Work - Umair Haque

Science And The Meaningful Life : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images What makes a life meaningful?

Science And The Meaningful Life : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

When that eventual moment comes and we prepare to slough off this mortal coil, will we be able to look at our years on the planet and feel that we created real meaning for ourselves and those around us? GDP Needs Help: Let's Build a Second Measure of Economic Strength - Umair Haque - Business. If the crowning achievement of 20th-century economics was constructing a national income statement, the crowning achievement of 21st-century economics should be a national balance sheet Reuters Here's a tale of two equations that represent human exchange.

GDP Needs Help: Let's Build a Second Measure of Economic Strength - Umair Haque - Business

The first is the standard macroeconomist's recipe for an economy: It says: output equals consumption, plus government expenditure, plus investment, plus net exports. Ten Things You're Not Allowed to Say at Davos - Umair Haque. By Umair Haque | 10:13 AM January 28, 2011 Consider me gagged and muffled.

Ten Things You're Not Allowed to Say at Davos - Umair Haque

I confess: I wrote a long-winded, thoroughly boring, hopelessly cliched critique of Davos this year, like anyone under the age of 35 facing a future bleaker than the dark side of Pluto, probably should. Economics for Humans - HBR IdeaCast. An interview with Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Labs and author of Betterness: Economics for Humans.

Economics for Humans - HBR IdeaCast

For more, see his blog on hbr.org. Download this podcast SARAH GREEN: Welcome to HBR IdeaCast. I’m here today with Umair Haque, director of Havas Media Labs, and the author of Betterness: Economics for Humans. He blogs for hbr.org and was recently listed one of the most influential management thinkers in the world by the Thinkers50. How to Say "No" to an Economic Frankenfuture - Umair Haque. A Six-Step Extreme Makeover for the Economy - Umair Haque.

The Institutional Innovation Manifesto - Umair Haque. If you want to be a 21st century company (or economy), if you want to survive and thrive during this Great Stagnation, you’ve got to to have the courage, foresight, and determination to step up to a higher rung on the ladder of innovation.

The Institutional Innovation Manifesto - Umair Haque

It’s time to master what I sometimes call “I-squared”: the art and practice of institutional innovation. Institutional innovation (magnificently discussed in John Hagel and JSB’s shudderingly awesome Power of Pull) is an arduous, difficult, and frustrating challenge for most — because, all too often, institutions are a little bit like art: the more you try and define them, the more elusive they get. The Smart Growth Manifesto - Umair Haque. Obama is stimulating. Davos is deliberating. C-levels are eliminating. Wall St is recriminating.

Welcome to the macropocalypse: no one, it seems, can put the global economy back together again.