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ROADMENDER Recommends

In homage to the late Seamus Heaney, this eclectic selection of articles by ROADMENDER may be best summed up by the great man himself, who proclaimed: ’Write whatever you like!’. Apart from a mandatory reflection on collaboration and innovation, here are some useful bits of information that could inspire you for the coming week. Thanks to some tips from ROADMENDER readers, this selection is edited collaboratively.

The Discipline of Innovation

In this post Tim Kastelle explores the idea of innovation with a timely reflection on the thinking of the always relevant Peter Drucker, who himself had a very deep understanding of innovation and how it interacted with entrepreneurialism. Read on..

Microsoft’s Lost Decade

This is a magazine style analysis of Microsoft’s less than inspiring loss of momentum. Depending on the specific angle of business each reader finds most compelling, the piece offers something for most people. I found the section referring to a lack of collaborative culture most insightful. As one Microsoft insider remarked: “It leads to employees focusing on competing with each other rather than competing with other companies.Read on..

The Conversation Prism 2013

Developed in 2008 by Brian Solis, The Conversation Prism is a visual map of the social media landscape. It’s an ongoing study in digital ethnography that tracks dominant and promising social networks and organises them by how they’re used in everyday life. Version 4.0, courtesy of Cool Infographics, displays some of the most significant changes since in the last five years.  Read on..

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Business People Would Be Better Off If They Did Less And Thought More

I plead guilty to falling into the practice of working long hours in the belief that it would get me the results I needed. That would be great if smart solutions had more real connection with the amount, as opposed to quality, of time we invest. In this succinct piece we are reminded that there are major advantages in thinking like the head of General Electric, Jack Welch, who used to spend an hour a day in what he called “looking out of the window time”. Read on..

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose

Sometimes a bit of personal introspection can help us understand what our calling is. Maybe we were born to collaborate?  Shelley Prevost shares her insight.  Read on..

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