168 results for tag: Peer & Expert Insights


Malcolm Gladwell: The Art of Battling Giants

One of the most influential researchers and writers in the world, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell discussed how to make disadvantages work in your favor and why the underdog often prevails over better resourced rivals. He believes agile companies can beat ...
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Peter Diamandis: Creating an Age of Abundance

Peter Diamandis is a brilliant innovator and entrepreneur who believes that rather than a future defied by growing scarcity and strife, the exponential development of technology is leading us into an age of ever-greater abundance. He believes insights on ...
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Mark T. Bertolini: Creating Destruction and the Coming Health Consumer Revolution

One industry that has been subjected to disruptive forces in recent years is the healthcare industry. Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, is challenging assumptions around healthcare and positioning the company for ...
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The Most Powerful Motivator: How to Inspire Yourself and Others

How do you get others to do what you want them to do? Generally people and companies motivate with some combination of fear, punishment and material reward. "Do this or else," couched in some more politically correct way is most often used. The "or else" can ...
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Rita McGrath: “Sustainable Competitive Advantage is Irrelevant”

Rita McGrath, a professor at Columbia Business School and a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments spoke on businesses no longer needing to strive for sustainable competitive advantage. McGrath believes "we need to think ...
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Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women

There’s an old adage that behind every great man is a great(er) woman. It turns out that the same could be said for great teams. Evidence suggests that the number of women on a given team influences that team's ability to solve complex problems. The ...
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Prevent Your Strategy Offsite From Being Meaningless

I was facilitating the two-day executive offsite of a mid-sized technology company. The goal of the meeting was to solve major issues and identify potential opportunities that would guide their efforts, as a company, for the next year. We were halfway ...
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10 Reasons Why Customers Will Pay More…

Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right?  Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. Here's why:  (more…)
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6 Concrete Steps to Building a Collaborative Culture That Inspires

This summer, I had the pleasure of visiting the headquarters of ExecuNet, an online membership community 300,000+ members strong, dedicated to supporting and enriching executives around the globe. The minute I stepped through the door, I could "feel" the ...
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Juan Enriquez: Revealing the Transformational Power of Life Sciences

Juan Enriquez, one of the world's leading authorities on the impact life sciences are having on business, technology, society, and their vital role as a driver of future wealth, shared his thoughts on how developments many still think of as belonging in ...
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Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback

Providing feedback has long been considered to be an essential skill for leaders. As they strive to achieve the goals of the organization, employees need to know how they are doing. They need to know if their performance is in line with what their leaders ...
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The New Rules of Selling

The New Rules of Selling from David Meerman Scott The Internet age is around 20 years old, but many companies remain stuck in the past and aren't communicating in real time on the web with their customers. According to David Meerman Scott, marketing and ...
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