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Quote Of The Week: Be Brief Or Be Ignored
Stop being boring with these thoughts on brevity—and download the poster to put on your office door. The office blowhard will get the hint.
Every Monday, tune in to Fast Company Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.
This week’s quote comes from Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.:

“Brevity is an essential skill that can propel people’s career in an age where the people that they’re talking to are overwhelmed.”

If you’re struggling to grab your audience’s attention—on the Internet or in the board room—say more with less.
Here’s how to avoid a longwinded rant, from Lisa Evans’s article “Less Is More: Why You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored:”

Not sure I agree but for sure it’s worth reading.

fastcompany:

Quote Of The Week: Be Brief Or Be Ignored

Stop being boring with these thoughts on brevity—and download the poster to put on your office door. The office blowhard will get the hint.

Every Monday, tune in to Fast Company Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.

This week’s quote comes from Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.:

“Brevity is an essential skill that can propel people’s career in an age where the people that they’re talking to are overwhelmed.”

If you’re struggling to grab your audience’s attention—on the Internet or in the board room—say more with less.

Here’s how to avoid a longwinded rant, from Lisa Evans’s article “Less Is More: Why You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored:”

Not sure I agree but for sure it’s worth reading.

45 years ago today one man made a small step, and a giant leap to mankind. Today’s Disrupteneurs honorary mention is dedicated to all the disrupteneurs who teamed to make this historic achievement. 

45 years ago today one man made a small step, and a giant leap to mankind. Today’s Disrupteneurs honorary mention is dedicated to all the disrupteneurs who teamed to make this historic achievement. 

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Today creativity award goes to Shara Stone for this amazing cover of #royals

Amazon’s new all-you-can-eat plan to devour the book business

Oyster,  Scribd, publishers and writers are not having a good week as Amazon is opening a Kindle book buffet.   With a similar compensation plan for content creators,  as Spotify,  Amazon new $9.99 monthly subscription service is likely to produce a certain dissatisfaction among writers.  

The recent announcement from Jeff Bezos also signals a game change for startups - grownups competition.  As Amazon is not waiting to long before disrupting the disruptors (Oyster & Scribd) 

Read more from 

http://evpo.st/1jM2P4O




(Image Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/SeanPavonePhoto viaShutterstock/Salon)

Amazon’s new all-you-can-eat plan to devour the book business

Oyster, Scribd, publishers and writers are not having a good week as Amazon is opening a Kindle book buffet. With a similar compensation plan for content creators, as Spotify, Amazon new $9.99 monthly subscription service is likely to produce a certain dissatisfaction among writers.

The recent announcement from Jeff Bezos also signals a game change for startups - grownups competition. As Amazon is not waiting to long before disrupting the disruptors (Oyster & Scribd)

Read more from

http://evpo.st/1jM2P4O


(Image Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/SeanPavonePhoto viaShutterstock/Salon)

Malcolm Gladwell on the 10,000 hour Rule

 

19 July. 49 years ago today, the Beatles release their second single “Help”. 2 weeks before the release of their second album with the same name. 

As an example for disrupteneurs the Beatles are quit a good one, especially based on Malcolm Gladwell’s 10000 hours rule. which he explains with the Beatles extensive practice during their early days. 

New White Paper - “The Power of One. The Power of Many.”  
  Released by  The SEN Design Group 


In the same sense that a business is never too restricted to buy better, large businesses are never too large to learn from others. 

Read more at 
http://evpo.st/UhuuPc

New White Paper - “The Power of One. The Power of Many.”
Released by The SEN Design Group


In the same sense that a business is never too restricted to buy better, large businesses are never too large to learn from others. 

Read more at
http://evpo.st/UhuuPc

fastcompany:

"We chose the epic challenge of reaching Mars because epic challenges inspire us and motivate us."
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What is your epic challenge?

fastcompany:

"We chose the epic challenge of reaching Mars because epic challenges inspire us and motivate us."

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What is your epic challenge?

"The DOSTI soccer ball story

What better way to foster team spirit and friendship than with Afghan made DOSTI soccer balls?  Afghan women have been renowned for centuries for deft needlework.  Now the women of DOSTI, meaning “friendship” in Dari, have harnessed that heritage to handcraft club-quality soccer balls. Each ball is sturdily hand-stitched using 32 panels of highest quality synthetic leather producing soccer balls with superior bounce and shape.  Bearing DOSTI’s signature Doves in Flight pattern in the colors of the Afghan flag, each ball purchased provides meaningful employment for Afghan women - See more at: http://blog.bpeace.org/?p=1371#sthash.fIRh2dBc.dpuf

this sounds like a great idea, why not try it in other parts of the middle easr?"

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interesting and very accurate post from 360phot0

5 Skills Every Disruptive Innovator Needs

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It’s not entirely surprising that research on what makes innovators innovative shows that they think differently than the average person. They have unorthodox ways of processing information and approaching problems, making them ideal candidates for driving disruptive innovation in any environment.

The fact that this type of unique thinking doesn’t come naturally to everyone can be frustrating for organizations focused on continuous innovation. But practice makes perfect — here are 5 skills you need to become the disruptive innovator you’ve always wanted to be.

1. To Bridge the Gap(s)

Innovators have an innate ability to connect concepts that aren’t typically related, which allows them to develop original ideas, and affects their behavior when executing those ideas. After absorbing various team perspectives, potential project risks, market needs, and other innovation elements, innovators naturally associate previously unconnected components, which spawns unique solutions. Promote this kind of out-of-the-box thinking with visual approaches like mind mapping, which allows a team to see every piece of a project at once.

2. To Fearlessly Question

Innovators ask tons of questions, and they ask them of anyone and everyone who can help them better understand needs, goals, challenges, and resources. More importantly, they try to justify the purpose behind actions — they’ll get to how things are done later. First, they want to know why something’s happening at all. It can certainly cause discomfort for anyone who shies away from transparency, but keeping people honest about their intentions and progress ensures open communication, which is critical to innovation success.

3. To Diligently Pay Attention

Innovators are masters at paying attention to detail; it’s what gives them the fodder for asking the aforementioned poignant questions. They typically remember who said what, what they said it in response to, and the challenges associated with every discussion point for the project. Because of their killer ability to connect unrelated concepts, this scrutiny also lets them accurately predict possibilities and issues that may arise down the road. Not blessed with a photographic memory? Become one with note-taking, voice memos, calendar reminders, and confirmation emails.

4. To Not Hate Networking

Lots of people cringe when they hear the word “networking” — though it’s necessary to be ahead of the game in today’s business culture, it also conjures up images of awkward conversations, cheap wine, and wince-worthy self-promotion. But disruptive innovators get over the discomfort quickly, because they understand that talking to other people is one of the simplest and best ways to gain new perspectives, open up new avenues of thought, and get inspired about applying different tactics and strategies to existing problems. Networking helps us learn from other people’s failures and successes, shape ideas through conversation, and gain new insight.

5. To Try, Try Again

Innovators consider everything they do to be an experiment, and believe that any lesson learned to be essential to their own progress. Failure and success are equally important, and neither scares them off. But they also take everything they’ve learned and apply it to future endeavors, a philosophy that speaks to the old agile business adage: “Fail fast, fail often, but never fail the same way twice.”

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(Source: 360phot0)