Practice of Innovation

The Practice of Innovation by Peter Senge One possibility for difficulties innovating is that most people really don’t care about innovation. After all, Theory X is still the prevailing philosophy in most large institutions — certainly in the American corporate world. Few people in positions of authority would admit to that view, but our practices belie our espoused values. If…
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June Networking Links

openBC Networking Forum Social networking sites link people across Web by common interests from the Olympian.Initially, social networking sites were dismissed as a fad, but the number of visitors to these sites can’t be ignored. For example, 8 million unique users visited MySpace last month alone. Similar sites focusing on business networking also have sprung up. People join to promote…
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Entrepreneur.com Business Networking

My Letter to the Editor on the Working The Net article from Entrepreneur.com mentioned in this post on this blog. I don’t agree with Paul Allen’s rule “If you’re not a member of the LinkedIn network with a minimum of 10 connections and two endorsements on the site, don’t even bother calling him.” Endorsements at least, are not a means…
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Dr. Rollo May Quote

When you are completely absorbed or caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination.
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Networking Comment

My comment on “Social Networking: Broken, Boring, or Offtrack?” on Corante I can understand the dissatisfaction with social networking. What I do not understand is the dissatisfaction with business networking sites – specifically LinkedIn and openBC. Much has been written about social networking sites but very few articles / blog posts differentiate between the “business” and the “social”. I personally,…
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My Flat World Thanks to Networking

A level playing field for me means that even though I do not work for / own / run a corporation / organization / company, technological advances like the ones Friedman mentions allow me to be a one-person organization. I can work with anyone from anywhere in the world without having to bother about infrastructure and seed-capital. [I am a…
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Positive Professional Image

by Laura Morgan Roberts People are constantly observing your behavior and forming theories about your competence, character, and commitment, which are rapidly disseminated everywhere. It is only wise to add your voice in framing others’ theories about who you are and what you can accomplish. What is the professional image? Your professional image is the set of qualities and characteristics…
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15 ways to stimulate CREATIVITY

1. Associate with diverse individuals2. Spend time with children under the age of 63. Eat and drink different foods and beverages4. Try a new hobby5. Fly a kite6. Exercise stimulate endorphins)7. Relax (blow bubbles, review momentos from last vacation)8. Meditate (beta state of brain)9. Go to a cultural celebration10. Visit a museum11. Walk in the woods12. Visit a foreign country…
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Why openBC

Many people have been asking me why I prefer openBC as an online business networking portal: although I have answered and given my two cents in personal e-mails, I just had to think some more and enumerate adn articulate my thoughts and those features of openBC that make it truly valuable. SEARCHNot only does it provide drop-down categories, it also…
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