Book review: Innovative Intelligence

This review originally ran in the March 28 issue of The Hamliton Spectator. Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation In Your Organization By David Weiss and Claude Legrand John Wiley & Sons $39.95 Innovation is important to the future success of your organization. Agree or disagree. Your organization is effective atContinue reading “Book review: Innovative Intelligence”

Book review: Resonate — Present visual stories that transform audiences

This review originally ran in the Jan. 31 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences By Nancy Duarte Mark your calendars. Say No to PowerPoint Week starts Feb. 7. It’s an annual nationwide event aimed at getting business types to deliver PowerPoint-free presentations. Now, you may be asking why justContinue reading “Book review: Resonate — Present visual stories that transform audiences”

Book review: All marketers tell stories by Seth Godin

This review was first published in the Dec. 3 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. All Marketers Tell Stories By Seth Godin Portfolio ($30) The launch of Hamilton’s Innovation Factory tops my shortlist of local good news stories from 2010. The Innovation Factory will do more than help entrepreneurs bring new ideas to the marketplace. ItContinue reading “Book review: All marketers tell stories by Seth Godin”

Book review: Do More Great Work

This review originally ran in The Hamilton Spectator on Oct. 25. Do More Great Work By Michael Bungay Stanier Workman Publishing Co ($14.95) When coworkers suddenly start leaving to unexpectedly pursue other opportunities, playing it safe can seem like the smart bet. So you stay well within your comfort zone. You make yourself busy andContinue reading “Book review: Do More Great Work”