That’s a question I’ve asked for a while now and none of the pretty enlightened leaders I know seem to have a clue either. So, I thought it would be fun to plan to find them and when I do, they’ll appear in this category.
In 2006, I was a partner in a thought leadership publishing venture called 9th Element Press and we published our first award-winning business book, The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader. It was written in record time by one of the most talented women thought leaders I know, Jan Phillips.
To become a thought leader, you have to be an original thinker because thought leaders don’t become that way by thinking someone else’s thoughts. (makes sense).
The Art of Original Thinking engages you in a 3 part process:
- Release the Past,
- Embrace the Present
- Create the Future
It’s truly a ground breaking business book that introduces you to some of today’s most original thinking companies (and I guarantee they aren’t ones you’re used to reading about) and how they are increasing global consciousness and doing well while doing good.If you know a woman who you consider a thought leader, send me a note and tell me why and I’ll consider adding her to this section…read more
I decided to embed the live blog on my site too, we are officially simulcasting live from three different blogs – watch out CNN! – Next – off to go see if I can put it on my Facebook page…I’ll let you know…
I am trying out something new – “live blogging” – if you want to come join the fun, and learn how it works (or watch how it works is probably a better description meet me over at my colleague and fellow social media experimenter Dahna M. Chandler’s blog at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern.
Last one there is a rotten egg…
O-BA-MA! Yes we can!read more
Apparently I am not alone.
Cone, Inc. presented findings of an online survey done in September, 2008 of 1,092 adults (525 men and 567 women 18 or older) that showed 60 percent of them use social media web sites.
Of the 60 percent of social media users, 93 percent believe companies should have a presence in social media, while a huge 85 percent believe a company should not only be present but also interact.
A whopping 56 percent of users feel both a stronger connection with and better served by companies when they can interact with them in a social media environment.
Wow. And get this…this is coming from hard to reach consumers in the online space like men, younger users (ages 18-34) and the wealthiest households (income over $75,000+).
All the more reason I say “connectivity is the new currency(tm)”.
Read more here:read more
James Ray’s new book, Harmonic Wealth, is definitely a good read. In fact, it’s a good multiple times read, because you will find nuances and distinctions each time you read it again.
The concept that interests me most is Phase Transition (similar to critical mass, the tipping point, or the 100th Monkey Theory.). If you want more explanation, grab a copy of the book, otherwise, I think I’m going to create a post to explain it in my own words later this week.
Check it out below, and if you have a blog, consider adding it too…
Who knows where this “global mind” thing can go?read more