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Posts By Scott Sonenshein

Resourcefulness
10 months ago

Resourcefulness

By  •  Book Excerpt

In this jaunty exploration of the many forms of human resourcefulness business professor Scott Sonenshein teaches us we all have more to work with than we can imagine.

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Hive Mind
11 months ago

Hive Mind

By  •  corporate culture

For entrepreneurs, the need for self-improvement is obvious: you’re either getting better at what you do, or you’re getting beaten by someone else. The vast majority of other workers, those who draw a paycheck from an employer, also crave self-improvement. But who decides what that improvement looks like?

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Truck Dance
1 year ago

Truck Dance

By  •  Small Business

Food truck operators share a strong social or collective identity that belies traditional notions of competition and the many competitive pressures of food truck life. That sense of identity leads to lots of cooperation, banding trucks together to survive and make the market stronger and more welcoming. By forming a collective identity, you view the success of the group as your own success.

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Money Talks
2 years ago

Money Talks

By  •  Organizational Behavior

Businesses are more proactive than ever about social issues like diversity, discrimination and the environment. To understand what they’re advocating—and why—start by studying their workers.

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When Love Is Not Enough
2 years ago

When Love Is Not Enough

By  •  Small Business

Sometimes in business, love isn’t enough. Te House of Tea closed after nine years because no one wanted to buy the small business from its founder and creator. “Trying to sell a social vision,” Rice Business professor Scott Sonenshein says, “is a lot different from trying to market a space purely for money.”

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Is Necessity Truly The Mother Of Invention?
3 years ago

Is Necessity Truly The Mother Of Invention?

By  •  Resource Management

Creativity can be fostered in a variety of resource environments. It’s the specific actions of managers and employees that foster creativity.

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