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Book Review: Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

June 29, 2014
Book Review: Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes

In case you have somehow missed the prevalent message of the day, this book is the latest addition to all the “reasons why” our business models and leadership training must change. According to Downes and Nunes, “Thanks to dramatic changes in the core economics of innovation in general, every industry is now at risk from […]

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What about sales?

June 15, 2012
What about sales?

Shocked and disoriented is probably the best way to describe how companies and salespeople are feeling lately. Virtually everyone is husbanding cash. Nobody wants to be “sold” anything. People still want to buy, but only when and what they want, not what someone else wants them to buy. And they don’t really need salespeople; they can […]

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Book Review: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

January 1, 2009
Book Review: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

There are few commentators, “speaking heads,” who I respect more than Fareed Zakaria. Most have little of value to add to the so called “news” of the day and ask what seems to me to be pretty inane questions much of the time. Zakaria digs in; and this book is no exception to his professional […]

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Book Review: Fugitive Denim by Rachel Louise Snyder

December 30, 2007
Book Review: Fugitive Denim by Rachel Louise Snyder

A month or so ago, I received a call from an excited colleague who was wondering if I’d be willing to review a book for her. It seems her friend had just successfully published a book and was to begin publicizing it in a round of events. My reply was, “Sure, have the publisher send […]

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Book Review: The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

January 24, 2006
Book Review: The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

I thought Thomas L. Friedman had done a superb job with his book The Lexus and The Olive Tree, and he did. But Friedman has hit yet another home run with The World is Flat as it picks up where The Lexus and The Olive Tree left off. I will be thinking about, rereading, referring […]

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Book Review: The Lexus and The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

May 25, 2003
Book Review: The Lexus and The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

This is a superb book when it comes to the subject matter and content, but I’m afraid I had a hard time getting by the lecturing “tone of voice” that Friedman so often has in his speaking and writing. Despite the fact that there is a great deal of information in this timely book that […]

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