June 2017

Successful Networking Builds Successful Careers…

One way to measure a successful career is to determine the length and depth of your professional network. As all successful professionals know, one needs to attend professional networking events and build a large group of contacts...

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Member Spotlight: An E-Interview with Jean Dorak...

When I first met Jean Dorak, Program and Membership Manager for Association for a Better New York (ABNY), I knew that the future of NYSAE was indeed in good hands...

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Is it Day 1 or Day 2 for Associations?

Have you heard about Day 1 and Day 2? I had not until JP Guilbault, CEO of YourMembership, mentioned it at the company’s recent conference. A few days later my Dad mailed me the first pages of Amazon’s 2016 year-end annual report which is a letter from the company’s CEO to shareholders...

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The Industries of the Future

The Industries of the Future

by Alec Ross
(Published by Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2016)

Alec Ross brings a raft of credentials to the horizon he explores. Ever mindful that "innovation brings both promise and peril," the author makes it abundantly clear that every group will not benefit from inevitable change. He brackets his argument with sentences like this: "If you can imagine an advance, somebody is already working on how to develop and commercialize it."....

 

Where Good Ideas Come From: the Nature and History of Innovation

Where Good Ideas Come From: the Nature and History of Innovation

By Steven Johnson
(Published By Riverhead Books, 2010)

It's no surprise that Steven Johnson, author of several, dynamic classics in contemporary thinking, treats this elusive subject in an insightful, unsentimental way. You can hear echoes of principles found in another of his works -- Emergence -- about how critical mass and proximity alter the nature of interactions. Johnson challenges with authority romantic notions of breakthroughs as sudden events unique to the individual who articulates one of them at a certain moment in time...

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