Improving Performance through “Business Facilitation”

Facilitation is the art of helping others to do things for themselves. Sounds good, but why we care about what the employees want to do for themselves? There are many reasons but two key motivations are: As organizations are increasingly competing for knowledge workers, telling people “what to do” will not do much good if…

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Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking

With the growth of concepts such as big data and increasing need to experts who can conduct business analytics, knowing about nuts and bolts of data science is more important than ever. Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining…

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How To Use Web To Build Influence: “Trust Agents”

Without the doubt, one can say that today’s youngsters are much more immersed and influenced by what is happening in the virtual world of Internet and Social media than by traditional media outlets. Now, if you are running a business with these new demographic group as your target customers, an important question would be: How…

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Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

Australian Journalist Geoff Hiscock has written an interesting about one of the more hidden wars of today’s economies: The quest for finding and exploring natural resources! The global competition for scarce natural resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders including Russia, Brazil, and…

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If you are laid off, you need a “Reset”: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues

Welcome to the new world of job insecurity: It’s no secret that nowadays, with higher business uncertainty, more and more people are being laid off and this is not necessarily because of their performance. The question is then: How to deal with it? Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next…

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Why do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Well, this is the subject of the new book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull…

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What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know

rian Cohen is what some might refer to as an “old school” angel investor with an approach somewhat different from many others who invest in high tech start ups. But he was the first to invest in a gem like Pinterest! In a new book titled What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know, Cohen…

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Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

uch of what has been written about entrepreneurship is about how one can create the next Google or Twitter: Georgia Levenson Keohane has turned her attention on public sector and NGOs instead. In Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, she argues that modern social entrepreneurship is transforming the way we invest our money and change…

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Disney U: How Disney University Develops The World’s Most Engaged Employees

Throughout the years, much has been said about Walt Disney and how he built an enduring business shaped around fun and happiness for families. However, for the first time, comes a book which talks about one the most important disciples of Walt behind the scenes: Van France was a man responsible for creating what is…

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“The Crowd-Funding Revolution” By Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom

The JOBS Act which was signed by President Obama in April 2012 and which goes into effect in 2013 will enable small businesses to tap into the power of crowd-funding as a means to raise capital. Crowd-Funding lobbyist Kevin Lawton and his co-author Dan Marom, see this as a great step in transforming the current…

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