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Why words matter

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a group of entrepreneurs about why I am not a fan of Jim Collins. There are many reasons but one of them is that I dislike his presentation of his work as … Continue reading

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Who funds Silicon Valley? Not VCs

In recent months, we’ve been witnessing a head-to-head contest between what’s come to be seen as Big Government vs Big Business. According to one narrative, government is the problem but that narrative, according to economist Mariana Mazzucato, is wrong. Speaking … Continue reading

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3 characteristics of great presentations

I recently attended a TEDGlobal conference. It was (as the veterans say) my ‘first’ TED and, while I was nervous about my own talk, I was thrilled to hear everyone else’s. Apart from some genuinely provocative ideas which have stuck … Continue reading

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The leader’s job? Keep everyone young!

I recently spoke at a TEDGlobal conference on the topic of facing challenges and raising questions within companies. Few businesses do this well, frequently enough, or with sufficient energy. For the most part, employees still think that the way ahead … Continue reading

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What to Do on Labor Day

A European friend of mine recently interrogated me about Labor Day. “I guess,” he concluded, “this proves Americans appreciate irony. Not working on Labor Day–that’s pretty cool!” His sense of humor aside, I always think that Labor Day–in contrast with … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs do rule the world

At TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Robert Neuwirth showed a series of slides that should have changed the way everyone thinks about the global economy. Not skyscrapers and shopping malls but street vendors, garbage dumps and umbrella stands. This informal economy – … Continue reading

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