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Obama, 50 Cent, and Choosing Wisely


Flipping channels last night, I saw that rapper 50 Cent has a new Apprentice-lite show about entrepreneurship. Watched for a couple of minutes, and his first lesson to his acolytes was to “choose your crew wisely.”

Barrack Obama did this, and his team outmaneuvered and outsmarted the competition. In Obama’s Seven Lessons for Radical Innovators, Umair Haque contends that the president-elect was successful because he created new rules for a new, 21st century institution. This “new DNA,” says Haque, involves self-organization, an elasticity of resilience, minimizing strategy and maximizing purpose, broadening unity, thickening power, and having ideals. Read Haque’s post — it’s fascinating.

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