Month: December 2016

Max Levchin (CEO and a founder of Affirm) in “The Corner Office”

December 14, 2016

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Max Levchin, Affirm, an online…

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BINOCULARs: An essential perspective from which to observe more and evaluate it better

December 14, 2016

In Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, Jim Gilmore identifies and then examines what he characterizes as six “looking glasses” to help people more fully and more richly observe the world around them. I agree with him:…

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The beginning of system dynamics

December 13, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from a classic article written by Jay W. Forrester for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information,…

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Abe Ankumah (chief executive of Nyansain) in “The Corner Office”

December 12, 2016

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Abe Ankumah, Nyansa, a network…

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How to Get More Out of One-on-One Meetings with Your Direct Reports

December 12, 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. * * * Good managers know it’s important to regularly check in with…

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“Sully” on the Hudson: The rest of the story

December 11, 2016

Here’s a direct link to a brief account of the situation after Capt. Chesley (“Sully”) Sullenberger returned to work. And now you have the rest of the story…so far.    

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The best way (by far) to solve problems that cause inefficiency

December 11, 2016

In Applied Minds: How Engineers Think, Guru Madhavan observes: “Engineers help create solution spaces — suites of possibilities that offer new choices, conveniences, and comforts — that redefine our standard of living…Therein lies a paradox: engineering is omnipresent but invisible…

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John Lilly (a partner at Greylock Partners) in “The Corner Office”

December 10, 2016

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of John Lilly, a partner at…

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If You’ve Made a Bad Decision, Act Fast

December 10, 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. * * * No one likes to make a bad decision. Maybe you…

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