Month: October 2014

The Dog Ate My Life

October 2, 2014

All of us know at least one or two people who have had to rent climate controlled storage space because they no longer have any room in their home for all the alibis, self-justifications, denials, delusions, and other emotional crutches…

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Steven Pinker on “The Source of Bad Writing”

October 2, 2014

Photo credit: Nick Cunard/Zuma Press Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Steven Pinker for the Wall Street Journal. He explains how and why the “curse of knowledge’ leads writers to assume their readers know everything they know.…

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What strategists need: A meeting of the minds

October 1, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article about a unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey. They debate the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on opportunities for innovation in a changing world. It was…

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Walter Isaacson on “Where Innovation Comes From”

October 1, 2014

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Walter Isacsson for the Wall Street Journal. He explains how and why today’s biggest innovations are coming from the combination of human inspiration and computer-processing power. To…

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The Great Decoupling: Now What?

October 1, 2014

Here is a composite of several brief excerpts from interviews of several thought leaders conducted by Rik Kirkland for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising,…

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