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Well-Designed by John Kolko
Jon Kolko’s new offering from Harvard Business Press aims to help conceive, design, and produce better products based on a design process that puts users first.



Turn Your Ship Around! by L. David Marquet

A new workbook from L. David Marquet walks you through some tricky leadership questions to show you how to lead more intentionally.

Change This

Optimistic arguments and ideas about important issues—in manifesto form. ChangeThis exists to spread Ideas. Opinion. Knowledge. Passion. Conviction. Conversation. Education. Intention. Interpretation. Thought. Persuasion. Freedom. Appeal. Development. Inspiration. Understanding. Change.

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Knowledge Blocks

Hooked, The Social License, and What to Do When It's Your Turn
The Social License, and why the name Macondo, in hindsight, was the perfect moniker for the oil and gas prospect in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate
Carson Tate’s mission in life is also to help us get out from underneath it all, backed by the latest cognitive science.

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Thinkers in Residence

A Q&A with Kevin Ashton
Kevin Ashton - who came up with the phrase "The Internet of Things" - answers our questions about his book How to Fly a Horse.



Friday Links
The ability to see an idea through conceptualization to product is quite literally the true test of anyone doing anything in business.


Business of Life

Authors on the Road - The New Generation of Philanthropy
When discussing philanthropy it’s impossible not to include a certain Mr. Buffett, but it's not only Papa Warren doing work to make the world a better place.



Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans
Dr. Shanklove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zombies with Peter Shankman

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New Releases

Stratfor founder and Chairman George Friedman investigates the intersection of culture and conflict in FLASHPOINTS: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

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