Archive for November, 2012


The Science of Persuasion

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —November 29, 2012
Filed in Insight

Regular followers of our blog and newsletter, will know we are huge fans of Robert Cialdini and his work on influencing and persuasion. I was therefore very excited when I saw this animation that Professor Cialdini has just created outlining his six principles of influence. It’s well worth twelve minutes of your time to watch.

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What really matters

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —November 27, 2012
Filed in Leadership Posts

I read a really interesting interview this morning with Jason Fried, founder and CEO of 37signals, a software company based in Chicago. 37signals are renowned for being real innovators in the way they run their business. For example they shortened their workweek from 5 to 4 days for all their people during summer. What caught […]

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Strategic accelerators

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 26, 2012
Filed in Leadership Posts, Strategy

Hierarchies are great at running established organisations but they are notoriously slow in reacting to major changes. Its not really a problem when your strategy and environment are stable or only changing slowly. But its a big problem when things are changing rapidly and in many cases discontinuously. So, how can organisations effectively deliver their […]

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Tim Minchin’s Storm

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 5, 2012
Filed in Fun

A nice story by Tim Minchin as beat poetry.

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