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Books In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.) 1982 | Ranked as the "greatest business book of all time" in a 2002 poll by Britain's Bloomsbury Publishing, this best-selling business book has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. You've read it before, perhaps. Nintendo Asks Atlassian for Some Innovation Help By Sarah Lacy On March 20, 2012 For an enterprise software company Atlassian does some, let’s say, unconventional things. The first time I met Atlassian President Jay Simons he was wearing full drag. This wasn’t in a club on a Saturday night, mind you. It was in the middle of the work day in a coffee shop.

Cryptic Moth Productions "Addicted To Plastic" ADDICTED TO PLASTIC is a feature-length documentary about solutions to plastic pollution. The point-of-view style documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions - which include plastic made from plants - will provide viewers with a hopeful perspective about our future with plastic. Addicted to Plastic Photos Addicted to Plastic Trailer 1

Knowledge Velocity — the speed with which knowledge moves through an organization. Viscosity — the richness or thickness of the knowledge transferred. Davenport and Prusak (1998) describes how knowledge is affected by the speed it moves through the organization (velocity) and the richness of how much context it has (viscosity). The authors tell the story of how Mobil Oil's engineers developed some very sophisticated ways to determine how much steam is required to drill under certain conditions.

PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE (Tom Peters) (these notes were put together in a government context, however the lessons learned are transferable to other organizations: NGOs, business, etc.) 1. PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE (Tom Peters) The secrets The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness by Tom Peters 1 B-I-G Idea (x15) The Circle of Innovation is the overarching idea which animates this book. Here's a quick preview of the 15 stops along the way . . . DISTANCE IS DEAD. What it takes to do new things at work, overnight By Polly LaBarre, contributor (TheMIX) -- What leader today doesn't want more innovation? Yet, producing more (of anything) inside an organization generally leads to more process, which smothers individual creativity and all-too-often kills organizational innovation. Innovation isn't about structuring a process to lead to an outcome so much as it's about creating space -- both elbow room, the space to roam free of bureaucratic rules and red tape, and head room, the freedom to see differently, think wildly, and aim higher. The leaders who generate more creative energy and innovation are always wrestling with the question: How do we design in more slack? Or, how do we create an environment and support work that enlists people to invent their company's future?

Burning the Future: Coal in America Burning the Future: Coal in America dramatically documents the devastating environmental, health and social impact our addiction to coal has on West Virgina, where mountaintop removal mining has obliterated 1.4 million acres of mountains and polluted the groundwater. The film profiles the courageous West Virginians who challenged the powerful coal industry, and launched a valiant fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life. Host a Screening | Buy the DVD | About the Film “burns through the 'clean coal' rhetoric, showing the harsh truth of the coal story.” - SIERRA CLUB / Bruce Niles, Director, National Coal Campaign

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This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus Economist Robert Gordon has spent his career studying what makes the US labor force one of the world’s most productive. And he has some bad news. American workers still produce some of most economic activity per hour of any economy in the world. But the near-miraculous productivity growth that essentially transformed the US into one of the world’s most affluent societies is permanently in the country’s rearview mirror. In his magisterial new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, the Northwestern University professor lays out the case that the productivity miracle underlying the American way of life was largely a one-time deal. RIP FedEx Day, Meet [Your idea here] Day Umm, so what's a ShipIt? Anything can be a ShipIt. We see everything from practical to inspiring, simple to insane, technical to non-technical. JIRA Service Desk Andreas, Nick, Mike, Ross, and Scott spent 24 hours hacking together a simpler portal to create JIRA issues. Say hello to JIRA Service Desk.