Month: April 2016

Key Career Question: A mini-commentary

April 4, 2016

I am constantly asked for advice on various business or business-related issues and I am happy to comply, either with my own opinion or – more often — with a reference to a much better source. For example, here is…

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In Meetings, Tell Your Team That Silence Equals Agreement

April 3, 2016

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. * * * Many managers assume that when they ask for feedback, people…

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Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Snapshot of a “Classic” Source for Valuable Business Lessons

April 3, 2016

Opinions vary as to what defines a “classic” business book. My own opinion is that it offers insights and counsel that are of timeless value. To paraphrase Bernard of Chartres, a 12th century monk, their authors provide the shoulders upon…

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Staying one step ahead at Pixar: An interview with Ed Catmull

April 2, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Pixar’s Ed Catmull for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The cofounder of the company that created the world’s first computer-animated feature film lays out a management philosophy for keeping…

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Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince: Snapshot of a “Classic” Source for Business Lessons

April 2, 2016

Opinions vary as to what defines a “classic” business book. My own opinion is that it offers insights and counsel that are of timeless value. To paraphrase Bernard of Chartres, a 12th century monk, their authors provide the shoulders upon…

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Plato’s Republic: Snapshot of a “Classic” Source for Valuable Business Lessons

April 1, 2016

Opinions vary as to what defines a “classic” business book. My own opinion is that it offers insights and counsel that are of timeless value. To paraphrase Bernard of Chartres, a 12th century monk, their authors provide the shoulders upon…

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Earning an M.B.A. degree: A mini-commentary

April 1, 2016

I am constantly asked for advice on various business or business-related issues and I am happy to comply, either with my own opinion or – more often — with a reference to a much better source. For example, a woman…

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