Ways to WOW – 5 Ws and How of Differentiation (Part 2)

[Continued from Part One] WHEN MIGHT YOU STAND OUT? There’s nothing like topicality for standing out—as long as you can show the connection between what you have to offer and the subject being discussed. Take education, for example. That’s a hot topic that’s likely to stay on the table for many years as we debate […]

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One Minute Think: Collaborate Like a Thought Leader

  The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  “This was never a question I felt capable of answering on my own, despite working in the financial services industry for 20 years.” ~ Stig Nybo: Transform […]

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One Minute Think: Chaos, Conversations, and Content

    The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  Imagine you’re Mitchell Feigenbaum, working at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1970s, on a problem where “classical science stops.” Or — as author James […]

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One Minute Think: How Ray Bradbury Found His Answer

  The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  There’s a wonderful story in the introduction of Ray Bradbury’s stunningly prescient 1953 dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, in which the author talks about how he tried to find […]

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Raj Shankar on Thought Leadership and Start-Ups

  Raj Shankar is a thinker and researcher on entrepreneurship as well as a highly sought after speaker and advisor in India. We are honored to present this guest post he wrote for our Leading Thought blog: Ask any entrepreneur what their top challenge is and without a thought they would likely reply, “sales and […]

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One Minute Think: A Lesson in Relevance

The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  86% of people pass on thought leadership sent to them by consulting firms ~ Dr. Fiona Czerniawska, Source for Consulting A damning statistic, don’t you think? But, […]

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Why “Bad Thought Leadership” is an Oxymoron

I recently received my first ever speeding ticket. As in first ever anywhere in the world, and after more than 30 years of spotless driving. Not surprisingly, I was bummed. But more fool me — I was speeding, so mea culpa.  But that experience got me thinking. Like, what’s the logic behind the way roads are designated […]

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Why Incentivizing Thought Leadership is a BAD Idea

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist I don’t think most businesspeople really understand why organizational culture is the foundation upon which true thought leadership thrives. I certainly didn’t, despite everything we wrote in Thought Leadership Tweet on this topic. But then, I’ve always been […]

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One Minute Think: Thought Leaders are on an Expedition, Not a Mission

The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  In 2013, Tellabs issued a report predicting that mobile operators were likely to experience a huge capacity crunch by 2017 because of a shortfall in backhaul investment. No […]

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The One Minute Think: Why Marketers Make Poor Thought Leaders

The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  In a story F. Scott Fitzgerald penned just before The Great Gatsby was published, he wrote: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you […]

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