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Tony Hsieh, Inspiration vs Motivation

Are your people motivated? What about inspired? I visited the Zappos.com offices while in Las Vegas for the Growth Summit and was inspired by the culture they’ve built over the years. I’ll have a lot more to post about that

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Las Vegas Growth Summit

I am really looking forward to the Growth Summit in Las Vegas Oct 22-23, and I’d love for you to join me there. Here’s why: Learning. If you and your team are learning more than your competitors, you’re a lot

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Liz Wiseman on Multipliers

At the 2010 Growth Summit, Liz Wiseman spoke about her book Multipliers.  Are you a genius or a genius-maker? In your organization, are you getting the most out of your people?  If not, you may have accidental diminishers in supervisory

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Reverse Innovation Author Vijay Govindarajan

One of the most influential speakers at this year’s Growth Summit was Vijay Govindarajan, author of Reverse Innovation.  He made the case that the biggest threats to US businesses aren’t other US businesses, but instead are Indian or Chinese companies, ready

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Chip Heath on Bright Spots and Destination Postcards

At the 2010 Growth Summit, Chip Heath talked about some takeaways from his book, Switch.  In this short interview with Verne Harnish, he summarizes about Bright Spots and Destination Postcards.  With Bright Spots, we look at what’s going right and

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Bob Bloom – Fortune Growth Summit October 2010

Bob Bloom ran the agency that handled Southwest Airlines marketing in the early days, and he also worked on Juicy Juice and Triaminic.  He uses these examples, among others, in his excellent strategy book The Inside Advantage..  This is a

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David Allen at the Gazelles Growth Summit, 2009

Getting Things Done by David Allen is the most influential productivity book I know of.  When I saw Allen speak at the Growth Summit in 2009, I saw first-hand what “mind like water” could mean.  He was the most relaxed,

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Lynne Twist – the Soul of Money

In the fall of 2009, at the Gazelles Growth Summit, Lynne Twist’s talk about The Soul of Money really moved me.  A couple of highlights, in my words, not hers. Money is a means to make the difference you want

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Youngme Moon, author of Different

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxEEGldE9dQ

Youngme Moon, Harvard Business School professor, talks with Verne Harnish about what it takes to be different.

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