FORTUNE magazine published a story entitled, “10 Gurus You Should Know.” It details the ten new up-and-coming gurus in the business world. It’s quick read as each page has only a few paragraphs on each person.
The two most interesting to me are Joel Podolny, Dean of Apple University, and Janine Benyus, Biomimicry Guild and Institute. Joel interests me for three reasons: 1) because he used to be the Dean of the Business School at Yale and his focus is on teaching real-life problem solving – something I’ve been preaching for 10 years now and blogged about recently , 2) because it’s great to see Apple focusing on leadership development at such a high level, and 3) because so many of my clients are focused on developing their leaders as a way of retaining and growing their top talent. Janine interests me because she uses natures billions of years of evolution as a springboard for solving modern problems.