Body of Knowledge

  • Thought Food
    3D Printing

    The Future of Fashion Is 3D Printing Clothes at Home

    - by Bloomberg.com

    In the general sense, Couture clothes in the traditional fashion industry are defined as expensive and rare items made for you, that fit your body.  But with 3D printing, the exclusivity associated with Couture might soon become redundant in the face of making its way into any home that has a printer. While 3D-printed material can’t come close to real fabric like cotton (yet), 3D printing’s fashion moment currently remains to aim toward (nonpliable) accessories. By the looks of it, printing high-fashion dresses in our homes are coming, but not quite yet…  To read more, click here. (Image source)

  • Thought Food
    Disruption

    Why Platform Disruption Is So Much Bigger than Product Disruption

    - by HBR.org

    What is the difference between product disruption and platform disruption? Harvard Business Review successfully attempts to answer this question with the intent on providing clarity on these two concepts. The definitions given recognize that product vs. platform isn’t just black-and-white, and are better used for practical purposes. Professor of business administration Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere completes the article by showing why platform disruption is so much bigger than product disruption. To read more, click here. (Image source)

  • Thought Food
    Leadership Competencies

    The Most Important Leadership Competencies

    - by HBR.org

    Harvard Business Review poses the question “What makes an effective leader?” and attempts to answer it based on the findings of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global organizations.  Author of the article, Leadership development consultant and organizational scientist Dr. Sunnie Giles, outlines 5 main themes as taken from the top 10 leadership competencies. These include: Demonstrating strong ethics, empowering others to self-organize and fostering a sense of connection and belonging. To read more, click here. (Image source)

  • Thought Food
    original thinkers

    Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

    - by ted.com

    Organizational psychologist Adam Grant has been studying the dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace for years. In this unique TED talk, “The surprising habits of original thinkers”, Grant expounds on how creative thinkers come up with great ideas and take action to put them out into the world. At the core of this talk however, lies the message about the importance of failure being a part of the journey. In his own words: “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most.” To watch this video, click here. (Image source)

  • Podcasts

    Episode 6 – The Outliers Inn – Change That Matters

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Welcome to Episode 6 of the Outliers Inn podcast series:  Change That Matters Topic: Change that matters – Mike Staresinic has experience in engineering, the arts – and in fomenting revolution – strictly nonviolent. He spent 25 years overseas supporting civil society and nonviolent resistance. He helps nations, organizations, and leaders adapt to an ever-accelerating pace of change. Bringing it all back home, he’s started to find himself thinking about the kind of city and community that people want to live in. The boys talk to Mike on a magical mystery tour around danger, excitement, judgement, adaptive leadership, and his book: ACTIVISM – Organizing for large scale transformational change. Oh…

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