April 24, 2014

Congo Sapeurs

A lesson in clothing and culture, cooped to sell Guinness.

April 23, 2014

Extremely irreverent look at Shanghai food scene

by Eddie Huang

April 7, 2014

100 best Chinese mainland films

A good list from TimeOut Shanghai

April 3, 2014

Who is China?

Orville Schell's view in the CSM

March 28, 2014

Hackerspaces in Shanghai

I need to learn more about shanzhai and hackerspaces in China, XinCheJian in particular.

January 29, 2014

Characteristics of an innovation culture

with some historical examples thrown in by Ben Horowitz

September 19, 2013

Brazil's new middle class

Good NPR story about their challenges

April 17, 2013

Shut up and listen!

A great TED talk by Ernesto Sirolli about "appreciative inquiry" and social entrepreneurship.

January 23, 2013

Creative distruction

NIce report and stats from Innosight.

November 19, 2012

Guanxi 101

A good article from MITSloan on business relationships in China.

March 25, 2012

"feed the monster a cookie"

A good argument for trialability, Also good group process and innovation ideas.

February 14, 2012

Making sense of Brazilian politics

Words of wisdom from Cardoso, the former president. Economist interview 1/19/12

February 14, 2011

ex Facebook ees

Good discussion of how Facebook's culture lives on in new startups by ex ees. Jumo organizing nonprofits?

March 31, 2010

Why CEOs Don't Get Innovation

A good article on the culture wars within organizations around innovation. Good empahisis on open innovation and necessary infrastructure.

December 23, 2009

Google and innovation

This could be a good innovation and culture article, from HBR.

September 10, 2009

Hara Hachi Bu

Why are 5,000 people in Albert Lea, MN wearing bracelets that say "Hara Hachi Bu"? It is part of the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project. Also tied into Richard Leider, a"purpose coach".

April 1, 2009

iPhone India and China, Ford EV

An interesting case.

And one about Ford with global implications.

December 3, 2008

corporate culture and innovation

Highly correlated. See Rajesh Shandy paper and summary article.