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An NGO Training Guide for Volunteers (featuring #appreciativeinquiry)

I just stumbled on this PDF document from PeaceCorps of  An NGO Training Guide for Volunteers that features Appreciative Inquiry as a way to develop NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations).

You might be interested in their whole online library.

Other interesting resources include (check out because you might be interested in other stuff!)

Aren’t these nice printouts for Christmas? :o)

Merry Christmas!

People don’t buy what you do, but why you do it (#TED talk by Simon #Sinek)

March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Change Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Go check this empowering video available here (and maybe the corresponding book also).

Simon greatly explains that people don’t buy what you do or how you do it, but why you do it.  He also explains that you need to have this in mind in order to cross the chasm to get the vast majority of your niche buy your product.


List of #Lean #Accounting Books

March 8th, 2011 Posted in Lean Tags: , , ,

I’ve just found a list of Lean Accounting Books on that I’m passing around for those interested.

I have and read “Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization by Jean E. Cunningham which I found good, but, being an IT person, I’m not really versed in this stuff.

Besides, I came to know about “Direct Value Added”, a new way of doing accounting which seems promising when valuing a company with respect to continuous improvement initiatives. Unfortunately, information about this (“Valeur Ajoutée Directe“) seems to be only available in french (on Yet I found an english paper about DVA here (written by a french person), but it’s a paying paper.

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