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What I Learned This Week: Big Meeting? Invite an Ignoramus

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Here's what I learned this week: At important meetings, the Ignoramus is a necessity. Unlike stupidity, ignorance can be cured. The Ignoramus brings what I used to call Virgin Contact Lenses to a situation -- don't ban them from your meetings; invite them in!

Why Your Company Should Consider Topless Meetings

Karen Cleveland | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business
Karen Cleveland

A friend of mine introduced me to the term "topless meetings." Before you forward this to your HR manager, the expression refers to a tabletop staying free of devices during meetings. No laptops. No iPhones. No iPads. No Blackberries. Nothing that requires a charge. The idea underpinning device-free meetings is that such gadgets can prove more distracting than helpful.