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WHAT MAKES A BUSINESS EXCELLENT? This series consisting of 4 free talks, addresses some of the really important issues for SME business owners – Successful marketing, resilience, financial management and navigating local government. Where: Ground floor, Wellington City Libraries, 65 Victoria Street When: See Dates and Times Below The Business Excellence series commences: First Event […]

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From the National Centre for O*NET Development comes this great book (in pdf format) of references entitled Greening of the World of Work.  They researched a huge number of resources in order to gather information on the impact of green technology on the world of work.  Published in October 2011 this is a massive and impressively […]

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From the Atlantic Council  (a non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security) comes this October 2011 report about 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM) 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM) which they see as a “revolutionary emerging technology” that could transform the approaches to design and manufacturing and in doing have huge implications for the existing social, geopolitical, economic systems.  […]

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This co-production report (16mb pdf – but opens really quickly) comes from World Economic Forum in collaboration with Stanford University and Endeavor Global.    The aim was that the report would be of special interest to: “Governments seeking to better tailor their initiatives to create thriving entrepreneurial regions/industries/cultures….young entrepreneurs looking for guidance from successful past experiences […]

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In view of the recent impact on individuals and businesses in Christchurch, I thought it might be useful to pull together some recent articles on how businesses can best prepare for such an event.  Although the first two articles are not available fulltext on the databases, they can be obtained via interloan from other libraries.  […]

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New frontier in sustainability

The BSR organisation has a global network of more than 250 companies (including Sony, Nike and Marks and Spencer) and works to develop “sustainable business strategies and solutions”. Their July 2010 report entitled “The new frontier in sustainability” looks at “product design, consumer engagement and use, and end-of-use“ Thanks to docuticker

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Getting change right : how leaders transform organizations from the inside out Seth Kahan ; foreword by Bill George Common purpose: how great leaders get organizations to achieve the extraordinary / Joel Kurtzman Open leadership : how social technology can transform the way you lead / Charlene Li. How to be a fierce competitor : […]

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Leadership week

In recognition of this fact, I will be posting links to a variety of articles on the topic.  Firstly, from the Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge group two recent articles on the subject.  These are all freely available at the website. What the brightest scholars say about leadership (May 10, 2010) This working paper Introductory reading for being […]

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Cool IT Leaderboard

The “leaderboard evaluates company performance on their efforts to offer economy-wide technological climate solutions that contribute to global greenhouse gas reductions, initiatives to reduce emissions from their own footprint, and their active engagement in political advocacy and support for science based climate and energy policies”.  This is Greenpeace’s third leaderboard.  Thanks to Resourceshelf

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Working knowledge is a great site which regularly produces high quality working papers on a variety of topics including leadership and change, globalisation.  You can keep up-to-date by  by linking up to their daily rss feed. Another good business school is the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and you can also subscribe to their rss […]

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