My Fictional BFF: Forrest Gump

In the CEO Afterlife

I met Forrest Gump in the movie, a couple of years before I read the book. Befriending and spending time with Forrest would be a fascinating ride of insight, laughter, and admiration.

Forrest Gump for President

First Friday Book Synopsis

However, after carefully considering the current candidates, I have decided to vote for Forrest Gump. Bob's blog entries All-American football play on Alabama’s national championship football team Forrest Gump for President Medal of Honor New Hampshire Paul ("Bear") Bryant President Lyndon Baines Johnson Tom HanksIn 1972 during the presidential primary campaigns, a reporter asked a little old lady in New Hampshire whom she was going to vote for. Her reply? “I I never vote.

Complimentary Resource – Forrester Research Report: The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement

Strategy Driven

Forrester Research Report : The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement. Click here for more information on Forrester Research Report : The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement. Relate Articles: Complimentary Resource – Forrester Report: E-Signatures Q&A.

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Some auditions for Forrest Gump

OPTIMISM, PERSEVERANCE: Forrest Mims, III

Building Personal Strength

One of my favorite columns in the San Antonio Express-News is "The Country Scientist," written by Forrest Mims III, who lives about 20 miles from my house. I found it so inspiring that I've decided to share it with you here (copyright 2010, Forrest Mims III, quoted with permission): Twenty years ago, the editor of the Scientific American said that the columns I wrote for his magazine were "fabulous.great.first-rate." Character Heroes Science Perseverance Forrest Mims III Optimism

Eric Siegel: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Eric Siegel, PhD, founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times.com, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. In addition to being the author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, he is a former […].

The Subject That Never Goes Out of Style

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I am briefing a group of seasoned executives today on "Ethical Decision Making." A grand time will be had by all. BTW, my "ethics-related movies" list is in need of updating.

Social Media Doesn’t Make the Cash Register Ring

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl's blog entries Dallas Morning News Facebook first friday book synopsis Forrester Research Gamestop Gap Grapevine J.C. As with many of you, we have a presence on Facebook for the First Friday Book Synopsis. Many of you are members of the group that we established. It is fun to interact with you through that group every day. It is important to remember that Social Media has limits as to what it can [.].

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Erik Qualman: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Called a “Digital Dale Carnegie,” Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business and, more recently, Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence. Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. Socialnomics was a finalist for the “2010 Book of the Year” [.].

Are You Making the Most of Mobile Communication? The Time Is Now.

Engaging Leader

In their recent book, The Mobile Mind Shift, authors Ted Schadler, Josh Bernoff, and Julie Ask of Forrester […]. Guest post by Joe Loya. Communication is changing rapidly.

The Ultimate Nerd Show

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I suspect that much of its appeal came from Jeremy Clarkson and Philippa Forrester I just discovered that there is a documentary on " The Making of Robot Wars."

The Myth of Marshall's Little Black Book

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The myth of the “little black book” has particular staying power because Marshall’s official biographer, Dr. Forrest C. One of the most popular myths about George C. Marshall concerns a “little black book” that he was purported to keep.

Cultural/Mindless Entertainment Flashback

Execupundit

The clip is from the early days when Jeremy Clarkson was the host and Philippa Forrester was the interviewer Who can resist a good robot fight? That was the reasoning behind "Robot Wars." [The The program may have saved many a nerd from a life of crime.]

Sales And Marketing Out Of Alignment? You're Not Alone

Six Disciplines

According to a new report by Forrester Research , only 8% of B2B (business-to-business) companies surveyed by Forrester Research said they have tight alignment between sales and marketing. The greatest obstacles to achieving tighter alignment between sales and marketing? 58% said long-term thinking by marketing vs. short-term thinking by sales. 46% said different goals and measurements between marketing and sales. and 45% said "not enough time".

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Lead Change Blog

Forrest Gump once shared that his mama told him “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I think that “Great leaders are like avid gardeners. They know what crops they intend to grow, and plan accordingly.”. Leadership Development Garden Growth Nurture

Miscellaneous and Fast

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The Weekly Standard reviews Alan Forrest''s biography of Napoleon. View From the Ledge : Walks with Old Pepper. The trailer for " That Touch of Mink." Wally Bock on the most important thing his mother taught him. Cultural Offering : Precision and The Soldier''s Creed. Eclecticity Light : Where does he find this stuff ? Surprise! New Yorkers receive lesson in complex legislation. Anderson Layman''s Blog : Fun with photography.

Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization

Leading Blog

Author Daniel Patrick Forrester states, “ Stepping away from the problem—and structuring time to think and reflect—just may prove the most powerful differentiator that allows your organization to remain relevant and survive …. But what emerges from Forrester’s research is the fact that we can’t afford not to. Forrester interviewed Sarah Sewall who worked with General Petraeus and others to rewrite the military’s counterinsurgency doctrine.

First Paragraph

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Marshall: Education of a General 1880-1939 by Forrest C. At three o'clock in the morning of September 1, 1939, General George C. Marshall, acting Chief of Staff of the United States Army, was wakened by the telephone. He needed no more special knowledge to anticipate the news he was about to receive from the War Department than millions of his fellow citizens who had been living by their radios for days as their world moved toward war. Now it had happened and the word was official.

Complimentary Resource – Top 10 Trends in Email, Mobile & Social Marketing

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A gloomy picture of how business perceives CIOs

Crossderry Blog

I followed and commented on this Forrester article re: CIO/business perception , which Dan Muse (@dmuse) of CIO.com posted on LinkedIn. Half the problem is that we don’t consistently come to the table with technology solutions for business problems/opportunities before being asked. In other words, we react and don’t anticipate what other functions will need. Either that, or we do it in fits and starts, especially if our proferred solution is shot down or unwelcome.

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‘Good’ Is Not Enough

Lead Change Blog

Prior to joining Forrest Performance Group (FPG) in his current role as human performance strategist, Jamey served in a senior leadership capacity with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Nearly three-quarters of a customer’s loyalty is determined by how that customer is treated.

Think SoLoMo or SoCoLoMo – Social Commerce, Local & Mobile – For Digital Success

Modern Servant Leader

Forrester Research: US Cross-channel Retail Forecast 2011 to 2016. Forrester Research: US Online Retail Hits $200 Billion. Forrester Research: US eCommerce to Reach Nearly $300 Billion by 2015. In an evolving digital work place, it is critical for leaders to think of their products, services and leadership in terms of SoCoLoMo. This is a take off of the popular SoLoMo, which stood for So cial Lo cal and Mo bile, with the Co addition standing for Co mmerce and / or Co ntent.

Complimentary Resource – 2011 Trends Report: Customer Relationship Management

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Forrester Report: E-Signatures Q&A. 2011 Trends Report: Customer Relationship Management. by Focus. Focus Experts share their 2011 predictions for CRM. Effectively and efficiently managing customer relationships is job No. 1 in most businesses.

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One CEO???s Reflections On Measuring Impact And Purpose

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Daniel Patrick Forrester. Daniel Patrick Forrester is the Founder and CEO of THRUUE. Over the last ten years I have seen a movement happening within for-profit organizations.

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Voting is the Hallmark of Freedom

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Forrester Report: E-Signatures Q&A. In the United States, we are privileged to have the right to elect those who represent us in our federal, state, and local governments. This hallmark of our freedom, however, is not without a price.

Complimentary Resource – The Effect of Poor Customer Service and What to Do About It

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2018 Workforce Forecast | Herman Group

Chart Your Course

In a recent study, Forrester Research reported “close to 15 million new jobs will be created in the US alone over the next decade as a result of automation and smart machines.” Every year at about this time, The Herman Group issues its annual forecast.

'Good' Is Not Enough

Lead Change Blog

Prior to joining Forrest Performance Group (FPG) in his current role as human performance strategist, Jamey served in a senior leadership capacity with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Nearly three-quarters of a customer’s loyalty is determined by how that customer is treated. Research conducted by McKinsey and Company found the customer experience, the more likely they will be to return and directly refer you to others.

The Power of Reflective Thinking

CEO Blog

Consider Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization by Daniel Forrester. This is what Forrester argues (successfully) actually can hurt the business more than help it.

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Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

Consider : Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization by Daniel Patrick Forrester. W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. Most of it deals with the surface turbulence, which is important but not complete. In all of this information there is the sense too, that perhaps we have lost the wisdom we need and that maybe some new thing will help us to avoid what we already know and don’t want to do.

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Difference between hard and soft elite disciplines

Crossderry Blog

” If you find yourself in conflict with the approach of top-tier consultancies, you’d better be ready to come in to your executive team ” firstest with the mostest ” (not exactly what Forrest said, BTW). In my last post I referred to Steve Hsu’s (on Twitter @hsu_steve ) post on credentials and elite performance.

Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part 4

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider —Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider. * * *. In the final part of this series, Marshall Goldsmith explains the relevancy of reflection in today’s world.

Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part 2

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider In part two of this series, Tom Asacker philosophizes about the nature of reflection. His insights help us to understand that until we start to see our connection to reality, core changes rarely happen.

Integrated Marketing and Social Networks

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Sources: The Wall Street Journal, [link] and Forrester Research, Inc. Borders Group Inc.,

Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

What’s the impact on organizations like Symantec (virus), Gartner/Forrester (advisory), HP (printing), and Microsoft (operating systems)?

Mars Incorporated: A Sweet Place to Work

Coaching Tip

It is still 100% family-owned -- now by the three elderly offspring of Forrest Mars Sr., With about $33 billion in global revenue last year, Mars would be in the top 100 of the Fortune 500 , ahead of McDonald's, Starbucks, and General Mills. It employs 72,000 people, more than a third of them in America. .

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

In fact, Forrester Research shows that 20% of companies have transitioned to cloud-based accounting and financial tracking systems. Is the next statement true or false? Enterprise-wide analytics is REALLY difficult.

Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part 3

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider In part three of this series, James Strock talks about the importance of taking time “off” from one’s customary activities. He also gives insight into gaining perspective through reflection.

Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part I

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider. John Kotter begins this series on reflection by talking about the need to develop a reflective habit and why we don’t. Are we spending our time on the right issues?

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Persist Like a Tomato Seed

CEO Blog

John Travolta said no to Forrest Gump , and Gwenyth Paltrow told James Cameron that The Titanic , was not her cup of tea. The garden is great. A bit dry even with the rain but overall doing great. I transplanted a dozen volunteer tomato plants today. I compost and tomato seeds not only survive composting (just like the weeds it seems)but they thrive. Next year, I am simply going to prepare my tomato garden and plant no seeds but spread compost.