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10 Insights from Kevin Maney's The Two-Second Advantage

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Kevin Maney is an author, journalist and content consultant. Maney co-authored, with TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadivé, “The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future…Just Enough.” Published in the fall of 2011, it was a New York Times bestseller. Maney also co-wrote the most widely distributed business book of 2011, “Making the World Work Better,” which marked IBM’s centennial. His other books include “Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don’t;” “The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson Sr. and the Making of IBM;” and “Megamedia Shakeout.” Maney has been a contributor to Fortune, The Atlantic, Fast Company and ABC News. He was a contributing editor at Conde Nast Portfolio. For 22 years, Maney was a columnist and reporter at USA Today.

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  1. 1. The Two-Second Advantage we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  2. 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Kevin Maney Kevin Maney is an author, journalist and content consultant. Maney co-authored, with TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadivé, “The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future… Just Enough.” Published in the fall of 2011, it was a New York Times bestseller. Maney also co-wrote the most widely distributed business book of 2011, “Making the World Work Better,” which marked IBM’s centennial. His other books include “TradeOff: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don’t;” “The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson Sr. and the Making of IBM;” and “Megamedia Shakeout.” Maney has been a contributor to Fortune, The Atlantic, Fast Company and ABC News. He was a contributing editor at Conde Nast Portfolio. For 22 years, Maney was a columnist and reporter at USA Today. @kmaney
  4. 4. 1 Talented leaders don’t achieve ambitious goals by predicting the future. They focus on anticipating their next move instead, slightly ahead of their competitors.
  5. 5. 2 Your brain stores memories from experiences; use them to build mental models of recurring patterns.
  6. 6. 3 Developing a more predictive brain starts with a commitment to continually process & synthesize huge chunks of data - always in real time.
  7. 7. 4 The leader who’s continually honing her mental models isn’t afraid to let her instincts guide important decisions.
  8. 8. 5 When you ‘know thyself’, you trust that decisions made in two seconds will often be more accurate than those made after months of analysis.
  9. 9. 6 Remember that Data is not knowledge; It’s the depth & relevance of the data that will make the difference.
  10. 10. 7 Speed to market is an operational strategy that distinguishes today’s market leaders.
  11. 11. 8 Organizations who lead with culture and values rather than management dictate not only ignite greatness in people, more importantly, they redefine the game for their competitors.
  12. 12. 9 Instead of thinking outside the box, try thinking outside the rules instead. next time you’re stuck, ask, “if none of the rules applied to me, how would I take action?”
  13. 13. 9 Instead of thinking outside the box, try thinking outside the rules instead. next time you’re stuck, ask, “if none of the rules applied to me, how would I take action?”
  14. 14. 10 “To be a twenty-first century company, you’ve got to operate in real time - if you’re not in real time, you’re history.” - Vivek Ranadive
  15. 15. REALLY REFLECT What’s your 2-second advantage?
  16. 16. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com
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