Curated Content

Insights on agile are published every day. Our curated content brings it all together so you’ll never miss a great idea again.

The great practitioners of agility and the journalists who follow them deliver excellent articles, interviews and thought pieces virtually every day. But who can keep track? We can. Instant access to the latest insights will keep your thinking sharp and your skills at the ready.

Marketing & Sales

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Malcolm Gladwell

Early work on what became viral marketing that defined mavens, connectors and salespeople as key to enabling the scaling of a product or idea.


Growth outside the core

Chris Zook and James Allen

Chris Zook’s and James Allen’s seminal article on maintaining your core while expanding into adjacencies, complete with “Six Ways to Grow into an Adjacent Space.”


A leader’s framework for decision making.

David J. Snowden and Mary E. Boone

Negotiation & Decision-Making

Column: Good Decisions. Bad Outcomes.

Dan Ariely

How to avoid outcome-based decisions.


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni

Excellent book told as a fable to explain the core elements of a high performing team.


Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

Sinek builds on his Ted talk to define the Why or purpose of an organization as critical in an uncertain and changinmg environment as strategy is not enduring and people need a guide.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

Classic on personal leadership and prioritization principles.


Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Adam Grant

Their are givers and takers in the world. Be a smart giver and create more value.


Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

In a team based world, this book provides a practical approach for coordinating teams. Context and transparency are critical.


5 Way: Getting to the root of the problem quickly.

The Mind Tools Content Team

This describes a simple but powerful tool for cutting quickly through the outward symptoms of a problem to reveal its underlying causes, so that you can deal with it once and for all.


Warren Buffet on economic moats

David Foulke

A reminder that that competitive advantage is transient.


Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity

Charles Duhigg

Duhigg gives an overview of elements of agility. Key drivers of productivity and uncertainty are discussed.


Never Split the Difference

Chris Voss

Straighforward approach to negotiation.

Marketing & Sales

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Jonah Berger

Research based approach to understand what makes ideas and products go viral.


Equinox is More Than a Gym. It’s a Church.

David Perell

An excellent example of how your customers don’t care what you do, they care about why you do it.


Gartner Says 8.4 Billion Connected Things Will Be in Use in 2017, Up 31 Percent From 2016.

Rob van der Meulen

The Internet of Things has overtaken the consumer market and is on pace to do the same in business.


Colin Powell’s 40/70 approach to leadership and executive decisions.

Zohar Swaine

Finding the right balance is where many advisors struggle, but a good starting point is the “40-70 rule,” made famous by retired four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.


2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating.

Scott D. Anthony, S. Patrick Viguerie, Evan I. Schwartz and John Van Landeghem

Describes the need for speed: How the current environment is one of endless acceleration.


How Much Data Do We Create Every Day? The Mind-Blowing Stats Everyone Should Read.

Bernard Marr

We are drowning in a sea of information. Just how much? Take a look and see for yourself.


How Jeff Bezos uses faster, better decisions to keep Amazon innovating

Erik Larson

Speed matters in business – plus a high-velocity decision-making environment is more fun too.

Marketing & Sales

How long does it take to hit 50 million users?

Jeff Desjardins

Incredible visuals illustrating just how fast the current rate of change is. (2018, June 8)


When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H. Pink

Pink explains the importance of timing in decision-making and its impact on results.


Management, revised edition

Peter F. Drucker

The essential book on management from the man who invented the discipline


Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen

Rita McGrath

Good summary of how to spot trends and weak signals in your business to help identify the next wave.

Negotiation & Decision-Making

20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World

Hugh Courtney

Reveals how executives can develop 20/20 foresight – a view of the future that separates what can be known from what can’t.


Alfred Sloan, Guru

The Economist


Bain Beliefs on Strategy

For a quick dose of strategy in a complex world, take a look at Bain’s Beliefs.


How companies are augmenting human intelligence with AI

Shaukat Shamim

Is the future going to be AI-oriented, and will humans be left out of it?


How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question: “Why?”


Performance dashboards must measure for agility

Scott Koerwer, Joe Perfetti, Michael Canning

Long-standing performance indicators no longer show us the full picture. Scott Koerwer, Joe Perfetti and Michael Canning explore the metrics required for the digital age.


The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business

Rita McGrath

From moats to waves. Competitive advantage is transient and companies must constantly look for future waves.


Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Know All The Facts

Annie Duke

This book gives straightforward concepts on how to make decisions under uncertainty and to think more probabilistically.


Not All Bad Outcomes Are The Result of Bad Decisions, Here’s Why

Bruce Eckfeldt

How a good decision can yield a less than optimal result.


The Four-Second Catastrophe: How Boeing Doomed the 737 MAX

Andrew Tangel, Andy Pasztor and Mark Maremont

Boeing’s failure of systems thinking.