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Kenneth Mikkelsen
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What Happened to All the Laughter? Kids laughs 300 times a day - adults only 5 times. Why? And why should you care? 

A must read blog post by James Altucher. 
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Very interesting op-ed in NY Times linking #curiosity and the behavior on Wall St. The column relates to Michael Lewis' recent book, Flash Boy.

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Most of us have at one time or another felt ourselves in the grip of the explanatory drive. You’re confronted by some puzzle, confusion or mystery. Your inability to come up with an answer gnaws at you. You’re up at night, turning the problem over in your mind. Then, suddenly: clarity. The pieces click into place. There’s a jolt of pure satisfaction. We’re all familiar with this drive, but I wasn’t really conscious of the moral force of this long...
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"Wisdom begins in wonder" - Socrates 

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A blueprint for managerial behavior in the 21st century? The wonderful poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling.
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From a young age we are taught to be fast.

As kids, we are rewarded for being the athlete with the greatest speed. At university, we are examined under time pressure. And in business life, CEOs incentivize and promote those senior executives who can get new ideas to market more quickly than competitors.

But what if speed is the wrong measure for success?

What if, instead of being fast, what matters is endurance – the ability to sustain competitive advantage longer and more dominantly than others?
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British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.

Here's 24 charts of #leadership styles from his book: When Cultures Collide. 

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Leadership philosophies are evolving from the rigid command-and-control structure to a collaborative model. Power-hungry alphas are seen as undermining the collective good and hindering employee engagement.
Thirty years ago an empire builder might have been applauded for chutzpah. But times have changed. In recent years there has been growing scrutiny on the dangers of empire building; management experts have come to see it as a hidden toxin at the root of many business dysfunctions, leading to excess spending, anemic growth and turf wars. In today's lean landscape, there is little tolerance for rogue hoarders and bloat. Further, leadership philosop...
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Nice post.  I believe most here on google+ agree with the power hungry alpha statement.  
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The wonderful poem If by Rudyard Kipling reprised by Richard Martin and designed by Joachim Stroh. A blueprint for the future of work!

http://indalogenesis.com/2014/04/04/if-reprised
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Is it wrong that my only perception of Kipling is his horrendous bigotry towards the Irish?
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By choosing work rich in purpose, we become vulnerable. Vulnerability is at the core of being human. It will require a new kind of leadership to find creative ways to make it safe to be vulnerable. This is the riddle of leading in the Purpose Economy.

This post is an excerpt from Aaron Hurst's book, The Purpose Economy.

You can follow Aaron on Twitter here:@Aaron_Hurst. 
The Purpose Economy describes how a new type of economy is taking shape, one that will emphasize serving the people.
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I believe that knowledge is everything. Knowledge is ideas. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is hope. But only if it is shared and applied. That is why I work as a knowledge and innovation broker. My purpose is to help people and organizations learn, lead and succeed. I'm an entrepreneur, leadership and strategy advisor, writer, and speaker. But most importantly I'm a curious observer of trends that influences the future of work. I deal in horizon scanning and synthesizing to help people understand the big picture and prepare for the world of tomorrow.
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Knowledge & Innovation Broker ★ Leadership Advisor ★ Writer ★ Speaker ★ Connector of ideas‿people ★ Loud Listener ★ Cross-Pollinator ★ Horizon Scanner
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