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Sleeping Barber Learning Program

A list of resources for new interns or staff to learn from in the first 45 days

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng -- and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of "smart failure."

The Brand Gap


Wicked Problems

Today's business problems can be impossible to define, let alone solve. A look at the abilities and approaches that can help us navigate the hazy territory of today's marketplace. Everywhere you turn there is talk of innovation: books, conferences, websites, seminars. But too much of this chatter makes innovation out to be the end rather than the means.




This is an excerpt from the book ZAG: The #1 Strategy of High-Performance Brands by Marty Neumeier Build your brand from the inside out.

Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.

Stand Out! How to quit cold calling and use social media for B2B sales

This document contains the results analysis and insights from a two-year experiment comparing the effects and ROI of cold calling to social media prospecting. Q

SPOS #326 - The Converged Media Imperative With Rebecca Lieb

Welcome to episode #326 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast . Rebecca Lieb was on the show a while back to promote her business book, Content Marketing - Think Like a Publisher - How to Use Content to Marketing Online and in Social Media (you can listen to that conversation right here: SPOS #316 - Content Marketing And The New Advertising With Rebecca Lieb).

The Living Company

The result: in today's increasingly volatile business environment, without the priorities of the living company, most managers will find that their companies do not have the habits to accomplish what they hope to achieve.

The Entrepreneurial Exchange Conference 2012 - Ross Smith, Mindshelf - For more information on The Entrepreneurial Exchange, please visit our website. "For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs."

The Sure Thing That Flopped - Harvard Business Review

♦ INTERACTIVE CASE: Watch a video about this unique market-research methodology, vote on the experts' advice, and offer your own advice. Twenty-nine-year-old Drew Mobley, sweating under his summer suit, checked his watch. It was 3:45 on a hot afternoon, and his CEO, Tibal Fisher, was running very late.

Accelerate! - Harvard Business Review

Perhaps the greatest challenge business leaders face today is how to stay competitive amid constant turbulence and disruption. Any company that has made it past the start-up stage is optimized for efficiency rather than for strategic agility-the ability to capitalize on opportunities and dodge threats with speed and assurance.

Stop closing sales and start providing value, or lose to price.

Much more at - Jeffrey Gitomer on how provide more value

TEDxEast - Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators 11/11/2010

TEDxEast INTERCONNECTIVITY - 11.11.10: -Nancy Duarte- That Resonates with Me! Why are some presentations spellbinding and some not? Well, this is the question Nancy Duarte takes on as she shares with the audience the secret of an excellent presentation. In this fascinating talk Nancy Duarte explains the model that she developed for designing transformative presentations.

Grow to Greatness

The DNA of sustainable growth companies

The Lean Startup - Visual Summary

Visual summary of the Lean Startup by Eric Reis.

Seth Godin's Startup School

pay attention to leaky funnel and lock in effect

The Cost of Social Norms

Why We Are Happy to Do Things, but Not When We Are Paid to Do Them

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Official transcript at --- If you've learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons: A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he's doing is so simple, it's almost instructional.

Three gears of brand building

Three Gears For Building A Charismatic Brand Promise of Value Consistently Deliver Delightful

Sustainable growth curves

Sustainable Growth Re-Invent and Explore

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