Archive for the ‘Commentaries’ Category

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

One of the most dangerous and potentially damaging forms of ignorance is not knowing what you think you know but [begin italics] don’t [end italics]. This inevitably results in false assumptions and premises on which incorrect decisions are … READ MORE

Great Teams: Results & Relationships

In Extreme Teams, Robert Bruce Shaw explains “why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail.” They create a workplace culture within which great teams are most likely … READ MORE

How breakthrough creativity happens at the intersection of different fields, ideas, people, and culture

In the Foreword to the revised and updated edition of Frans Johansson’s classic, The Medici Effect, Teresa Amiable discusses the concept of “intersectional creativity,” a process of collaboration that is ecumenical, multidisciplinary, multifunctional, and most important of all, open. Throughout history, the most creative teams — … READ MORE

The Best Companies Don’t Have More Stars — They Cluster Them Together


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Mankins for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign … READ MORE

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Neil Pasricha for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up … READ MORE

Why Combine Your Customer and Employee Feedback Systems?

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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Using rivalry to spur innovation

 

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Bernard T. Ferrari and Jessica Goethals for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (2010). They explain how productive rivalry stimulated artistic innovation during the Renaissance, and … READ MORE

Paradigmatic Considerations

Thomas Kuhn is generally credited with introducing the concepts of paradigms and paradigm shiftshis classic work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, first published in 1962. According to Kuhn, Paradigms are “universally recognized scientific achievements that, for … READ MORE

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

 

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Seven steps to better brainstorming


Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Kevin P. Coyne and Shawn T. Coyne for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (2011). To read the complete article, check out other … READ MORE

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