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Simon Sinek on purpose-driven collaboration

February 4, 2017

In Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (September 2016), Simon Sinek offers some excellent advice on how to follow this African proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want…

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How IT can drive agile development

November 11, 2016

Here’s a simple idea: update your operating model to be able to build small, self-contained teams that create change quickly and efficiently. I urge you to check out brief excerpt from a podcast transcript created for the McKinsey Quarterly, published…

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Kahneman and Klein on strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?

September 25, 2016

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a conversation during which Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein debate the power and perils of intuition for senior executives. It appeared in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey &…

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How incumbents become digital disruptors

June 27, 2016

Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes. Here is a portion of a podcast transcript of a program sponsored by McKinsey & Company. To listen…

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Leading in the digital age

March 31, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a roundtable discussion sponsored by McKinsey & Company for publication in its Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and…

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Achieving a digital state of mind

February 22, 2016

Digital isn’t merely an add-on; it’s a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility. Hence the importance of developing a digital state of mind. Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a podcast…

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Garrison Wynn on “What the 1% Do Differently”

December 21, 2015

Here is an especially entertaining as well as informative discussion of the competitive advantage that most people don’t know about. This program was produced by Smart People Podcast,  a weekly, interview-based website that features today’s most well respected thought leaders…

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Bill George on “How to Discover Your True North”

December 18, 2015

Here is an especially entertaining as well as informative discussion of what remains a very important quality of great leadership: authenticity . This program was produced by Smart People Podcast, a weekly, interview-based website that features today’s most well respected…

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Dr. Shelley Reciniello on “Consciousness Before Mindfulness”

December 17, 2015

Here is an especially entertaining as well as informative discussion of becoming much more aware of the world around us each day. This program was produced by Smart People Podcast, a weekly, interview-based website that features today’s most well respected…

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data: A Conversation with Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland

August 31, 2015

According to John Brockman, Publisher & Editor, Edge.org, “With Big Data we can now begin to actually look at the details of social interaction and how those play out, and are no longer limited to averages like market indices or…

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