100 - THINK Forum A sampling of leaders…on leadership As a major event during IBM's centennial year, THINK: A Forum on the Future of Leadership brought together leaders from government, business, academia and science, along with an audience of up-and-coming leaders from across the globe, to deepen our collective understanding of the keys to success on a smarter planet. Video Interviews We asked several of the THINK speakers and audience members to sit down for a few minutes so that Academy Award-winning documentary interviewer Errol Morris could ask them a few questions about leadership, making the world work better and the ingredients necessary for a smarter planet.
The Art of Influence Secrets to complaining effectively, motivating loved ones, and getting what you want without being a jerk. Illustrations by Lou Brooks Babies and psychopaths have one thing in common: They're excellent at getting what they want. Many of us could learn a thing or two from these creatures, tantrums and dirty tactics notwithstanding. That's not to say that, like these ingrates, we should feel entitled to everything we want. 7 Warning Signs That You've Given Up on Your Dreams Perhaps you’re scared, or maybe you’ve built a huge wall of procrastination that you’ll never scale. Whatever it is, you probably think it has merit. In fact, you may have simply stopped thinking about your dreams because you’ve given up. It’s too bad. People in much worse situations than you have created the life of their dreams.
Do-ocracy - OSGeo A do-ocracy (also sometimes do-opoly, which is a more obvious pun on “duopoly”) is an organizational structure in which individuals choose roles and tasks for themselves and execute them. Responsibilities attach to people who do the work, rather than elected or selected officials. From: The OSGeo Way of Doing Things OSGeo has adopted a do-ocratic way of getting things done. The OSGeo Do-ocracy is implemented following some simple rules:
» How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines ‘What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.’ ~C. S. The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs For the first 5 years of my career I was a “bottom up” thinker and worker. I assembled tons of data, grouped things, found results and drew conclusions. It was difficult to make the transition to a “top down” thinker but as a senior executive – and as an entrepreneur – you’re far less effective without this skill in your arsenal. You need to be able to structure problems / solutions at the appropriate level to communicate effective and drive decision-making. Start a Company - F the Rules I am a 28 year old start-up CEO. Last week I read an article titled “the 57 things I learned starting 3 tech companies.” While the list was brilliant, the human brain can only simultaneously hold seven independent thoughts. I am going to assume that two of your seven sockets are already filled with (1) your own great start-up idea, and (2) love and lust or some combination of the two, and I will distill my lessons learned down to five ideas.
Top 100 Free eBooks for Business Students and Entrepreneurs Whether you’re enrolled in a business school degree program or desperate for a review of b-school basics as you start your own company, it’s hard to pass up free study materials. These 100 ebooks on marketing, management, ecommerce, and finance are all free and worth checking out. Basic Business These foundational courses focus on basic business skills like earning money, understanding your relationship with the customer, and more.