First, apologies for a false start this morning when a draft version of this post went live. Here's the post in full:
BusinessWeek has an in depth piece on Starbucks' Howard Schultz. Not only does he still visit 25 stores a week, but he prefers the feedback he gets that way to focus groups' input, regardless of the mega-scale of the business he runs now. The piece also covers how the new concept store began, by asking a few employees how they'd compete with Starbucks.
800-CEO-READ lauched myfavoritebizbook.com after Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten published The 100 Best Business Books of All Time so that people could weigh in with their own favorites. Their new ebook includes a submission by our very own Cathy Mosca.
Addicted to checking your RSS Feeds/Facebook/Twitter? Turns out, our brains are hardwired for this. Find out more about it in "Seeking: How the brain hard-wires us to love Google, Twitter, and texting. And why that's dangerous."
A short, online documentary coming out in September, Lemonade tells the stories of advertising creatives and what they did after losing their jobs.
"Why Be an Ethical Company? They're Stronger and Last Longer." Enough said.
Think you've lost your chance for entrepreneurial magic if you're over 30? Think again. Read about the results of a new Kauffman Foundation study in "The entrepreneur whiz kid myth: What does the average entrepreneur look like? A 40-year-old cubicle refugee."
And to wrap things up, if you're wandering around Heathrow this week, you may spot Alain de Botton, Heathrow's writer in residence.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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