Commentaries

10 Things All Customers Want

February 2, 2011

Here is an article written by Steve Tobak for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. *    …

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How Sponsorship Can Help Senior Women Break the Marzipan Ceiling

February 2, 2011

Here is an article written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer (January 19, 2011), an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. “Visit us daily to discover issues that matter,…

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Barry Schwartz on the “paradox of choice”

February 2, 2011

In his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz tackles one of the great mysteries of modern life: Why is it that societies of great abundance — where individuals are offered more freedom and choice (personal, professional, material) than ever…

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The Way the Cookie Crumbles

February 1, 2011

Here is an article featured by the Drucker Exchange, sponsored by The Drucker Institute. To check out the wealth of free resources and sign up for the DX newsletter, please click here. *     *     * Of all the news making headlines…

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How to recover from information overload

February 1, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Derek Dean and Caroline Webb for The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2011). To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Always-on, multitasking work environments are…

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How and why most of what we call “thinking” really isn’t

January 31, 2011

In the latest of five bestselling b0oks, Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy, Harry Beckwith shares a number of especially valuable insights and I have consolidated several of them in these two mosaics of excerpts: “We could excuse…

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The power of a well-told story

January 31, 2011

Steve Denning, Annette Simmons, and Doug Lipman have written brilliant books on the subject of storytelling; more specifically, about how to write an effective business narrative. It is worth noting that CBS’s 60 Minutes is the longest running prime-time television show…

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The #1 Leadership Problem

January 30, 2011

Here is an article written by Margaret Heffernan for BNET (January 27, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please…

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Michael Lebowitz (Big Spaceship) in “The Corner Office”

January 30, 2011

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 Michael Lebowitz, founder and C.E.O.…

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Remembering Challenger….

January 29, 2011

  Just before noon, eastern time, on January 28, 1986, on a subfreezing day on Merritt Island, Florida, the space shuttle Challenger exploded in a cloudless sky 73 seconds after take-off. None of the seven crew members survived. That night,…

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