"...keeping you great"
"China Outsourcing to Africa" -- this was one of my favorite unconventional insights shared at the Fortune Growth Summit this week - more below, but first...
Short Videos -- while going through emails, tune into these short interviews with each of the Fortune Growth Summit's seven keynotes and pick-up some quick pointers for growing your business and living your life.
"People" #1 Challenge -- surveying audiences around the globe, including the 500 CEOs and executives attending this week's Fortune Growth Summit, "people" challenges are by far the #1 decision in 2012 needing focus vs. strategy, execution, and cash. This is a change from 2011 when the #1 focus was on strategy, especially with firms in the developed world. This is why my latest Fortune column is focused on attracting great talent.
5 Ways to Find Extraordinary Employees -- this is the title of my Venture column in the Oct 29 edition of Fortune magazine. Please take 3 minutes to see if any of these unconventional ideas for recruiting talent, including placing notes on the cars of employees parked in "employee of the month" parking spots at other companies, might work for you. Thanks to Mark Lancaster, Steve Hall, Jennifer Walzer, and Brad Smart for sharing their ideas.
Fortune Growth Summit Highlights -- and it was an extraordinary two days in Phoenix with 7 of the top biz thought leaders in the world. What we learned:
Orlando May 9 - 10, Leadership Summit -- Jack Welch calculated the return on executive development as "infinite." Mark your calendars for the next two-day Leadership Summit presented by Fortune, May 9 - 10 (Thursday-Friday this time) in Orlando - and stay the weekend with family. If you're 15 minutes more productive each day, between now and next May, you will have the two-days to invest in attending the Summit with your team. Out-learn the competition.
Rockefeller Habits Austin Oct 30 -- the last RH workshop in October is next week in Austin, TX.