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13/01/10

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

I may have been the first person who bought Crush It! before knowing who Gary Vaynerchuk was and having never seen the Wine Library TV. The latter being of no surprise, since I don’t drink. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

15/06/09

The Future of Management

Using heavy examples of new management paradigms, using examples from internet focused companies like Google, Gary delivers his findings that the old school of management doesn’t provide ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

27/05/09

Saving the World at Work

Social Responsibility is continually becoming a hotter and hotter topic as businesses find themselves serving a world wide community through the internet that is increasingly demanding on how ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

12/04/09

Getting Things Done

The “Getting Things Done” method, or GTD, is a great way to organize your activities and actually get your things done throughout the day making better use of the time you have ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

27/02/09

Chief Culture Officer: How to Create a Living, Breathing Corporation

Culture is a set of standard behaviors we can observe in a group of people. Each school, university and business is got its own set of standard behaviors defined by rules, environmental ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

17/01/09

The Mormon Way of Doing Business

“The true definition or true defining situation for a person is what they do when they are alone and don’t have to do anything else” – Dell’s CEO Kevin Rollins ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

20/11/08

Perhaps a Starting Point?

Last post I wondered a little bit about how could a company give enough freedom to their employees so they can create their creative environment and do a better job. After posting, I began ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

19/11/08

Creativity World Forum ( CWF ) 2008

After a few months in a rush, I finally started to settle down and had the time to return to my blog. Soon, there will be some changes around here, and I’m also moving to another domain ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

09/11/08

First thoughts about the event…

I went through the first morning of the event, and it was very inspiring. The speakers quality is very ok, and the event very well organized, but the catering service… Ok, we’re ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

08/04/08

Breakthrough: Stories and Strategies of Radical Innovation

This book was in my Wishlist for almost a year before I had the opportunity to acquire and read it. As I couldn’t find it here in Brazil I had to wait for an opportunity to acquire it ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

25/03/08

The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time (Book review)

A few weeks ago I have read the book “The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time” (Portuguese version) and later I decided to share my ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

25/01/08

Seeing What’s Next

This book features some in depth study of real world industry changes, and how they happened, explained from a point of view that most of us have never thought before. I found it very useful in ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

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