Commentaries

We’ll Always Have McSorley’s: How Joseph Mitchell’s wonderful saloon became a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim

January 15, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a “classic” essay about McSorley’s Bar in New York City, “a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim.” by Robert Day. To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * When I was in…

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A timely quotation from Reinhold Niebuhr via David Brooks

January 14, 2011

In a recent column in The New York Times (“Tree of Failure,” January 14, 2011), David Brooks shares his reactions and reflections following President Obama’s speech in Tucson earlier in the week. I agree with Brooks that it was an especially…

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William C. Taylor: An Interview

January 14, 2011

Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As a cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, he launched a magazine that won countless…

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The 5 Dumbest Management Concepts of All Time

January 12, 2011

Here is an article written by Geoffrey James 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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“You can’t afford to scare the horses….”

January 12, 2011

In Selling to the C-Suite, Nicholas Read and Steven Bistritz explain that “people build influence by first acclimating to the prevailing belief system of how things should work (the company’s philosophy) and working within the rules (the company’s policies)” and…

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Break the Glass Ceiling, Fall Off the Cliff

January 11, 2011

Here is an article written by Kimberly Weisul 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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Talent Acquisition: The Challenge Ahead

January 11, 2011

Here is an article written by Mike Prokopeak for Talent Management magazine (January 2011). To check out other resources and/or sign up for a free subscription to one or both magazines published by MediaTec, (Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer),…

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Billion-dollar Ideas: Finding Tomorrow’s Growth Engines Today

January 11, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Greg Lavery and Chris Manning for strategy+business magazine (December 13, 2010). To read the complete article and check out other online resources, please click here. *     *     * To create growth…

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Have you tested your strategy lately?

January 10, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit for the McKinsey Quarterly online (January 2011). To Read the complete article, please click here. Source: Strategy Practice Ten timeless tests can help you…

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What can we learn about power from Maya Angelou?

January 10, 2011

Here’s Terry Bacon’s response: 1. The value of versatility. “Throughout her life, Angelou has explored many facets of herself and has been able to integrate her perspectives to form a truly unique view of life and human experience. The lesson…

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