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The 'I' in Team

Frank Islam | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports
Frank Islam

You can win a championship but still not be a great team. You can have many great players and not win a championship. That's because the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

These 10 Office Phrases Need To Die A Swift Death

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business

CNBC: Every office worker knows at least one bit of clichéd business-speak that they would be happy to never hear again. These include "think outs...

The Sum of Us All

Lisa Longo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

We need to remember this, our country was founded by a bunch of rabble-rousing activists who believed that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were worth dying for. Don't you think it is at least worth a few hours a month of your time?

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

Publishers, Weakly: What the Penguin/Random House Merger Really Means

Michael Levin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Michael Levin

The publishers will blame everyone in sight for their predicament, but this is a self-inflicted wound; what the Brits would call an "own goal."

How to Create an Idea Factory

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

One of the reasons why most "big ideas" go nowhere is because the idea originators do not have a team of collaborators on board to help develop and execute their ideas. Bottom line, it's easier to conceive than it is to deliver the baby.

A Framework for Turning Individuals' Strengths Into Team Synergies

George Bradt | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
George Bradt

Employees perform at different levels, when on different teams, in different situations with different people. Why do so many leaders spend so little time looking for synergies on their teams and so much time looking at individual performance?

Why I Believe That This Will Be The Most Innovative Decade In History

XPRIZE | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Why am I so optimistic? Because of the wide assortment of technologies that are advancing at exponential rates and converging. They are enabling small teams to do what was once only possible for governments and large corporations.

Buckminster Fuller Bodhisattva - Trimtab Using Skillful Means on Behalf of All Humanity

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.10.2012 | World
L. Steven Sieden

Most people who know the term Bodhisattva define a Bodhisattva as an enlightened being. Wikipedia says, The term 'bodhisattva' was used by the Budd...

Looking for Synergy in All the Wrong Places - Buckminster Fuller's Vision

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
L. Steven Sieden

Synergy is not some magical device that causes extraordinary results when people work together. It is behavior of whole systems that cannot be predicted by behavior of the individual parts of that system when observed separately.

Jeff Straughn of BSG: It's About Cee Lo Green, Abigail Breslin and the Perfect Cabernet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.05.2012 | Celebrity
E. Nina Rothe

Stepping into the offices of Brand Synergy Group in the heart of Union Square in NYC feels a lot like arriving at a Zen garden of uber-cool and fam...

Infinite Wealth for All

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Last week, in the aftermath of the No Labels debacle, I focused on the Diversity of Voices & Values, while standing to salute Tom Atlee's proposition ...

Ten Things That Are Not Networking: Consulting Edition

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

Would-be consultants, seekers of free services, and coat-tail-hangers; bad networkers in the consulting world are some of the most tiresome people on earth.

O'Reilly Media's Laurel Ruma on Open Government

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Many of us have heard about open government -- this is where government from all levels make their services available online. In addition to making...

The Corporate Shell Game

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Franken

Destruction is camouflaged in expressions like "Efficiencies" and "Synergies" and "Workforce Reductions," and the big one -- "Mergers" -- where companies get larger and smaller at the same time.

A Warning To Kraft Foods: Eat Cadbury's And You'll Get Indigestion.

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Kraft Foods seeming obsession with building a "global powerhouse" as a sound reason to merge with Cadbury's provides a telling glimpse into the future...

Beyond a Team of Rivals -- The Method to Obama's Saneness

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Obama has responded to questions about selecting older, experienced team members when he was the candidate of change by saying that he will gather input from his team.