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Whose word?

Whose word?

Wharton has an interesting article on word of mouth marketing which focuses on whose words are more important. (If you've read The Tipping Point, from Malcolm Gladwell,…

Cindy Tonkin March 9, 2009
Wisdom and improvisation

Wisdom and improvisation

I have just watched Barry Schwartz speaking on wisdom. Larry asserts that a wise person knows when to improvise. He uses the example of hospital janitors recognising…

Cindy Tonkin February 18, 2009
Charles Darwin the improviser

Charles Darwin the improviser

Hey, Charles Darwin said: "in the long history of humankind (and animalkind too), those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed". So…

Cindy Tonkin February 4, 2009
Improvisation in business

Improvisation in business

The online magazine Change This has a great article on how improvisation techniques can help business people. It also talks about animation techniques used by…

Cindy Tonkin January 18, 2009
Insight - You Know You Want It

Insight - You Know You Want It

This New Yorker article gives insight into insight. They say that to have insight into a problem, we must stop focusing on it. Hence the epiphanies we tend to…

Cindy Tonkin November 28, 2008
Story-telling: risk is exciting!

Story-telling: risk is exciting!

We just got back from a cool job in Vietnam. We helped 42 accountants find their inner story teller in front of 100 of their peers. The program was part of a broader…

Cindy Tonkin July 13, 2008