A social media expert with global experience with many of the world's biggest brands -including Nike, Toyota and Motorola-Simon Mainwaring offers a visionary new practice in which brands leverage social media to earn consumer goodwill, loyalty and profit, while creating a third pillar of sustainable social change through conscious contributions from customer purchases. These innovative private sector partnerships answer perhaps the most pressing issue facing business and thought leaders today: how to practice capitalism in a way that satisfies the need for both profit and a healthy, sustainable planet. Mainwaring provides case studies from companies such as P&G, Walmart, Starbucks, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Nike, Whole Foods, Patagonia, and Nestle as well as a bold plan for how corporations need to rethink their strategies."
NEWS & OPINION: 2011 Business Book Awards: The Short List
Posted January 4, 2012, 7:40 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
What was the Best Business Book written in 2011? Watch this 90 second video and find out more.
Ok, so we didn't tell you what the best book was.
NEWS & OPINION: Introducing the Candidates: Creativity/Innovation, Marketing/Sales
Posted December 22, 2011, 3:22 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .
NEWS & OPINION: strategy + business's Best Business Books 2011
Posted November 23, 2011, 4:48 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
strategy + business's yearly list of the best business books is always one of the finest. They do something really simple, but simply brilliant, having authors and thinkers who work in each category come in and curate the year's books with lengthy essays. This always makes it one of the most thorough and thoughtful lists put out every year, and this year is no exception.
NEWS & OPINION: Amazon's Best of 2011 ... So Far
Posted June 27, 2011, 7:20 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon's books editors have announced their "2011 Best Books of the Year So Far" list. I don't recall them putting out a mid-year list in the past, but it's a great idea and they've picked some very worthy titles.
Their top ten in the Business & Investing category are:
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz, Rodale Press
Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio
Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by David Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright, Harper Paperbacks (the paperback release of the authors' 2008 book)
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy, Simon & Schuster
Poke the Box by Seth Godin, The Domino Project - Powered by Amazon
Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner, Jossey-Bass
We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World by Simon Mainwaring, Palgrave MacMillan
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk, HarperBusiness
Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life by Alexander Green, John Wiley & Sons
Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything by John Mauldin, John Wiley & Sons
On that list, Disciplined Dreaming author Josh Linkner contributed a manifesto to the February issue of ChangeThis, and we have a manifesto from Simon Mainwaring coming on July 6.