Idea Storm's top rated articles - 2 October 2020

I have had excellent guests on my podcast Exponential Organisations and they produce amazing content.

I would like to thank them for giving their time to chat to me (and to you if you are a listener of the podcast) and have therefore created a 'Friends' page on my website where you can access their fantastic content.

Here are three selected articles for you to enjoy. The rest can be found on the Friends page.

1. Rita McGrath

Seeing Around Corners: Anniversary Edition – Not a Moment too Soon!

Hard as it is to believe it, Seeing Around Corners celebrated its first anniversary on September 3rd and even I could not have predicted its timeliness.  The book, which covers strategic inflection points, looks at how you can see them coming, how to decide what to do about them and most crucially, how to bring the organization with you.  One of the major insights from the book is that while inflection points feel as though they knock you flat when they reach a tipping point, instead they typically proceed “gradually, then suddenly.” Wow!  Did we get a crash course in that this year…  But, even the global pandemic, economic, social and environmental inflection points that are coming together with such vividness now, had many an early warning.

This article can be accessed here.

2. Marylin Gist

Talk About Leadership: Master Inclusion in 7 Steps

Leadership takes place in relationship with others and a leader’s biggest challenge is to inspire their enthusiastic engagement with a shared goal.  And leader humility is a game changer: an extraordinarily powerful way of inspiring people to volunteer their full support. 

This article can be accessed here.

3. Big Technology - Alex Kantrowitz

Frankenstein Politics: Facebook’s Anti-China Campaign Spins Out of Its Control

Standing in front of a packed Georgetown auditorium last October, Mark Zuckerberg took his TikTok criticism to a crescendo. Activists around the world, he said, were organizing on Facebook-owned WhatsApp, while TikTok — “the Chinese app” — was censoring them.

This article can be accessed here.

I hope you have enjoyed these three selected articles. To access the full list visit the Friends page on

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Lance Peppler

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