Publisher Spotlight: Seven Dimensions

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One of the strongest features of Safari is the array and range of publishing partners who provide valuable content to our library. A partner that exemplifies this breadth and depth is Seven Dimensions, a producer of video training on personal and professional development topics since 1979. As part of a continuing feature here at the… Read more »

4 Questions with Martin Ford, author of “Rise of the Robots,” on the Future of Work and Learning

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Tim O’Reilly recently challenged us to ask “WTF?” or “What’s the future of work?” As Tim writes, “We need a focused, high-level conversation about the deep ways in which computers and their ilk are transforming how we do business, how we work, and how we live.” Martin Ford, author of the New York Times science bestseller, Rise… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Women Make Great Innovation Leaders

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by Carol Vallone Mitchell Carol Vallone Mitchell is the author of the new book “Breaking Through ‘Bitch’” from Career Press. She is the cofounder of Talent Strategy Partners. Five of the 23 female CEOs in the Fortune 500 work at technology-sector companies. Two of the five women run a company in the Silicon Valley. These statistics are surprising… Read more »

The Business of Renewable Energy in a Digital World

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by Laura Ippen Laura Ippen is a consultant with Sustainable Business Consulting, a firm that helps organizations realize the business value of sustainability. She works with organizations to fully integrate sustainability into their operations to enhance environmental and social impact, improve financial performance and strengthen brand value. You’re looking to cut your company’s energy use… Read more »

Phys Ed for Managers

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the… Read more »

Why So Few Innovation Efforts Pay Off and What You Can Do About It

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. Companies spend a lot of money on innovation. According to an annual study by PwC Strategy, the top 1000 corporate R&D spenders invested $647 billion in their quest for innovation in 2014. That’s… Read more »

Leadership Lessons from Jeff Bezos and Amazon

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. I’ve been waiting for Amazon—with its annual sales of almost $90 billion in 2014—to crash and burn for a long time. There was no way that a public company could continue to operate… Read more »

Why You Should Read Daniel Goleman

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. It’s hard to imagine anyone who has influenced the discipline of leadership to a greater degree over the past 20 years than psychologist, consultant, and author Daniel Goleman. Goleman is best known for… Read more »

A Strategy For Leaders, Life Should Be a Game of Chess, Not Checkers

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. It’s easy to see the top of the corporate ladder but successfully making the climb is an increasingly challenging undertaking. After years of rightsizing and delayering, steps leading to the top of ladder… Read more »