Business Excellence

Forget the A-List After All Members Public

You’ve got to read “Is the Tipping Point Toast?” by Clive Thompson in FastCompany. The gist of Thompson’s piece, based on the work of Duncan Watts of Yahoo Research, is that the theory that a select few “key influencers” matter more than “the rest of us” when it

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

Why You Need to be Organised to be Creative Members Public

Mark McGuinness over at the Business of Design Online blog has written a series of articles (see links bel0w), on getting organized and improving creativity.  Often many of us pitch creativity versus organization and structure erroneously.  I believe organization and structure create (pun intended) an environment where creativity can flourish.

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

over 1k rebates for Fry’s found in dumpster Members Public

Photo (cc) by Kamal H. 1,300 unopened rebate forms a Mercury News reporter found in a dumpster near Vastech, a rebate processor for Fry’s Electronics. When confronted, the company’s owner blamed it on a lazy employee who no longer works for Vastech and offered to

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

How to Write a Business Plan: Ten Questions with Tim Berry Members Public

Guy Kawasaki has posted a Q&A on his blog with Tim Berry the President of Palo Alto Software, the makers of Business Plan Pro.  10 Questions about business planning.  My favorite response to the question of common mistakes was: Answer: The worst by far is focusing

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

Worldwide Anti-US Feelings Suggest Troubling Trend Members Public

Leadership: Worldwide Anti-US Feelings Suggest Troubling Trend: Anyone that travels the global marketplace knows that negative views of the US are widely held. What often surprises people is the nations in which the population tends to view the US unfavorably. A massive global poll of 45,000 released by the

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

Guy Kawasaki shares 10 tips on innovation - Network World Members Public

The former Apple software evangelist is managing director at venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures and has written several books including, The Art of the Start and How to Drive Your Competition Crazy. Kawasaki this week turned up at CA World 2007 in Las Vegas to deliver a keynote address

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

Ten of the Worst Internet Marketing Videos Members Public

Matt Coddington of NetBusiness Blog has compiled a top 10 list of worst Internet marketing videos ever. While he claims “top ten” status for his selections, the optimist in me believes things can get even worse–I mean better, no I did mean worse. Or do I

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

Top 10 Largest Databases in the World Members Public

Business Intelligence Lowdown has ranked the top 10 databases in the world.  They are: 10. Library of Congress 9. Central Intelligence Agency 8. Amazon 7. YouTube 6. ChoicePoint 5. Sprint 4. Google 3. AT&T 2. National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center 1. World Data Centre for Climate The

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence