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From Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, IBM, PepsiCo, P&G, Stonyfield Farm, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and former British politicians provided me with occasions for pointing to business strategy and leadership lessons, good and bad, that shouldn’t be forgotten. Here are my top five lessons from last year’s blogs that can be carried confidently into the new year.
From Nancy Duarte: Presentations have been through many (delightfully positive) changes in the last few years — but believe it or not — the most dramatic change is yet to come. Come along as we roll back the curtain and predict what the future looks like.
PANTONE® 18–2120 is a color for all seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital.
The Millennial Generation’s members are technology savvy, have complex social networks of friends, and, unlike their forebears, freely share personal information. Most of all, Millennials have heightened expectations for their lives — and these expectations are likely to change the workplace for employers and employees of all generations. This research paper, based on conversations with more than 100 senior HR executives, explores exactly how those expectations will influence workplace practices from hiring, recruiting and retention, to compensation, promotion, training and organizational culture. The paper also identifies a shortlist of actions that will help any company prepare for a future in which Millennials will play a major role.
From Aaron Shapiro in FastCompany: When I recently received my new iPhone 4, I took great delight in organizing my apps into folders, finding new apps in the app store, and seeing how beautiful various apps looked on the new screen. Then I used it for a couple of days and realized, not counting pre-loaded Apple software, I use exactly five apps: The New York Times, Dropbox, Pandora, MenuPages, and Skype. Why am I wasting time collecting and organizing all these apps? We’re in an app bubble.
From Trendwatching: Long gone are the days when ‘online’ was synonymous with social isolation and loneliness. In fact, we’re now witnessing the exact opposite: technology is driving people to connect and meet up en masse with others, in the ‘real world’. It makes for an interesting, easily-digested trend, begging to be turned into new services for your customers.