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The Work Experience

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.”

“… It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well.” — Mark Zuckerberg From a Q & A session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, read more at: www.news.com.au/finance/work/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-reveals-the-secret-to-getting-hired-by-him/story-e6frfm9r-1227249395211

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Strategy The Work Experience

Breakthrough strategies

Breakthrough strategies… They rarely come from the typical strategic planning effort. Nor do they typically result from the common practice of generating and evaluating strategic options. And they certainly aren’t inspired in a traditional board offsite, executive retreat, or brainstorming session. Instead, they start with individuals working on big, specific challenges who find novel ideas […]

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The Work Experience

“It’s people that learn.”

“It’s people that learn. Not organizations that learn, and not systems that learn.” — SemanticWill™ (@semanticwill) March 20, 2013

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Design The Work Experience

Innovation is about arguing, not brainstorming.

“the idea behind brainstorming is right. To innovate, we need environments that support imaginative thinking, where we can go through many crazy, tangential, and even bad ideas to come up with good ones. We need to work both collaboratively and individually. We also need a healthy amount of heated discussion, even arguing. We need places […]

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Product design

“Novel ideas by themselves have no impact on society. It is their implementation that separates invention from innovation.”

We were talking “innovation” at work so I thought I would pull out this article. Innovation is such a buzz word it seems, to me at least; it loses its meaning each time it is uttered. But it’s meaning is concrete. “innovation is more than just the generation of novel ideas or the dissemination of […]