Power 3.0: Kinder, Gentler, and Better

Choose your weapon: Power 1.0 = muscle and weapons Power 2.0 = money, market share, or brain power Given these choices, most people and companies choose both. However, both Power 1.0 and 2.0 reflect Machievelli's thinking that it's better to be feared than loved. Dacher Keltner, professor at U.C. Berkeley, has defined what I would [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:16:43+00:00February 20th, 2008|Categories: Management|Tags: |0 Comments

Top Ten Myths of Entrepreneurship

This is a guest post by Scott Shane as a follow up to his entrepreneurship test. He is the A. Malachi Mixon Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of seven books, the latest of which is The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:17:14+00:00January 10th, 2008|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Take the Entrepreneurship Test

Scott Shane of Case Western recently published The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By. In the book, he bursts many of the bubbles of entrepreneurship in America. Says he, “People start businesses based on the myths we tell ourselves about entrepreneurship and then are hurt when confronted [...]

By |2015-10-29T07:46:08+00:00January 7th, 2008|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ten Questions with Scott Berkun, Author of “The Myths of Innovation”

Scott Berkun worked on the Internet explorer team at Microsoft from 1994-1999. He is the author of a recently released book called The Myths of Innovation. He also wrote the 2005 bestseller, The Art of Project Management. He teaches a graduate course in creative thinking at the University of Washington, runs the sacred places architecture [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:20:08+00:00June 28th, 2007|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Events, Innovation|Tags: |33 Comments

The Nine Biggest Myths of the Workplace by Penelope Trunk

I liked Penelope Trunk's interview so much that I asked her for more material. Here's her list of the nine biggest workplace myths: You’ll be happier if you have a job you like. The correlation between your happiness and your job is overrated. The most important factors, by far, are your optimism levels and your [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:20:54+00:00May 18th, 2007|Categories: Human Capital, Management|Tags: |55 Comments