Month: July 2013

A Violent Birth: The Cycle of Falls and Rises

Listed below from Chapter Three are selected books and articles about the giraffe and its ability to deal with falls (problems) and to rise (ongoing learning), a leadership style that continues to adapt to change in the age of technology: Tall Blondes: A Book about Giraffes by journalist Lynn Sherr (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997). Technology helped …

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Gentle Giants: A New Communication Style

Listed below from Chapter Two are selected books and articles that we enjoyed reading as we learned more about “the herbivore” and its communication through diverse groups, a unique style which one day may mirror twenty-first-century leadership: “The Incredible Giraffe,” in Strangest Creatures on Earth by Ken Stott, Jr. Tall Blondes: A Book about Giraffes by journalist Lynn …

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What’s coming next from the young 5,000-day-old Web?

When episodes of the “The Jetsons” aired in 1962, I would watch a silly cartoon that predicted a future of flying cars, moving sidewalks, robotic maids, speaking watches, video phones, and a morning alarm that folded up a bed like a toaster before popping Mr. Jetson out perfectly dressed for work. These sci-fi imagined gadgets, operating throughout …

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President Abraham Lincoln and the 19th-Century Telegraph

President Abraham Lincoln’s embrace of new technology—the telegraph—offered swift communication with soldiers in the battlefield during the Civil War. His use of the 19th-century telegraph offers a comparison to the 21st-century Web, the single machine through which we all connect daily. The Web requires leaders to adapt to major shifts such as the growing cloud, mobile …

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