Category: Ideas

Recommended reading…

October 30, 2010 0

Check back often to catch the ongoing updates on my favorite books… Skill-Building and Performance Outliers – The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell – New York: Little Brown, and Company, 2008 Malcolm Gladwell explodes the myth that excellence is the result of some mysterious, innate talent. By examining research and the lives of a variety…

By Eric Jensen

Can Positive Deviance identify successful outliers in the music industry?

August 6, 2010 0

Positive Deviance (PD) is an approach to problem-solving that has proven to be highly effective at facilitating systemic social change in situations that appear hopeless or intractable. The basic idea is simple: focus on the successful exceptions, not the failing norm. In their fascinating book, The Power of Positive Deviance – How Unlikely Innovators Solve the…

By Eric Jensen