1. Business at the Speed of Now

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    According to consultant John M. Bernard, author of Business at the Speed of Now, business has moved from the era of mass production to the era of mass customization. While the former relies on centralized control and knowledge specialization, Bernard writes, mass customization relies on decentralized, autonomous action. Standardized offerings...
  2. Finding our way

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    This is the opening of the book “Finding our way – Leadership for an uncertain time” by Margaret Wheatly, one of the most innovative and influential organizational thinkers of our time. She has shown how breakthroughs in chaos theory and quantum physics can enable organizations to function as responsive, self-organizing...
  3. The pursuit of decent work in changing times

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    The current employment scenario for young people, worsened by the global economic crisis, poses an urgent challenge with long-term implications for both young people and society as a whole. Young people themselves are crucial stakeholders in the pursuit of decent and productive work for all. Yet, too frequently, their voices...
  4. Bring on the learning revolution

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      In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions...
  5. 2011.. What a year!

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    Almost there: the end of 2011. In many ways an impactful year, for lots of people all over the globe. Re-experience some of the events of 2011 in this video, or browse through some “top 10″ lists below.. Counting down to 2012! The World Economic Forum IdeasLab series presents the...