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Friday, June 24, 2005

The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press
My buddy Dave turned me on to this - art + science = visual delight. There is a sample of photos, sculpture and visual representations of nature and the mechanical world.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The New Heroes PBS
This T. V. series hosted by Robert Redford on social entrepreneurship looks dynamite. I am reminded of Redford in the movie The Electric Horseman with a theme song--"now my heroes have always been cowboys..."

Click on the title to see details and great content on changing the world.
I can hear you now...

I received an effective cold call yesterday and the sales rep went the x-tra mile on price, service and style. I gave him a copy of Seth Godin's new book All Marketers Are Liars after he asked about the book I had in my hand.
He loved the bottled water story on the back of the book and said he planned to visit Seth's blog

props to the company for attracting great talent with real storytelling skill.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Empathy Economy

Article from BusinessWeek online via Mr. Dan Pink's website. Suggestions:(a) check the article out, (b) buy A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink (c) give someone a complement or share your time--there are many hours in each day.

Monday, June 20, 2005

How to Save the World

Click on Mr Dave Pollard's How To Save the World to open up a quality page on effectivly communicating with human beings. Since it is what we do for work and sport it is a skill that few master though we rely on it just after air, water, and food.
There are a handful of great books on the topic such as Crucial Conversations or The Way we Talk is the Way We Are. See what Dave has to add and then go ahead "tawlk amounst yourselves"

Friday, June 17, 2005

gapingvoid: on transparency

Short and bittersweet. Click on the title to view art and a few core questions.

" You want the truth...?"

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Buzz Kill
My first reaction to this story on web-based social networking is uh oh--I hear hole punching in an emerging and important concept I see as vital to good work. I do find LinkedIn interesting and the article raises excellent questions.

Thanks CNET and Ms. Woo for bringing the topic out for viewing.

The Buzz Report: Five reasons social networking doesn't work - CNET.com
ChangeThis :: View Proposal !!!

Don " The IDEA guy" Snyder is in the running to post a new Manifesto on the future of radio. Don is a true thought leader and his work is top notch

Please take a moment to click on the Change this link in the title and vote for this Manifesto.

Thanks

Sunday, June 05, 2005

How to get the job you want- The Economic Times

This recent article from Accenture provides some basics that are important to keep in mind. The process is simple yet the steps are more like escalators with variable speeds.

Remember that many locate their next work opportunity through a word of mouth contact--usually an acquaintance. The job description is inside you and in order to sell it you first have to spell it.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Katalyst for Khange
I encounter the term creative at work when the goin gets tuff and making difficult decisions sounds like "yes that is our organization's mission buuuut--I think were going to have to be realistic." (translation: status quo till we go down with the ship.


In truth creativity is a discipline to develop mastery of a given craft.

Here is a sample of creativity/mastery = a cool and (truly creative) site my friend Dave sent me.

It is the original rubber wrist band man Kevin the Katalyst --thanks Dave!

http://katalystconsultancy.com/katalyst.php