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Strategy under uncertainty

April 1, 2020

Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article written by Hugh G. Courtney, Jane Kirkland, and S. Patrick Viguerie for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company [2000]. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about…

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Joel Peterson on “entrepreneurial leadership”

March 28, 2020

Amazon now sells more than 100,000  books in the “leadership” category. Every so often, a new one breaks through the clutter and chatter with a few ideas that can really help to accelerate the personal growth and professional development of…

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Worthy of your thoughtful consideration

March 28, 2020

My wife and I now live in much the same way that millions of others do as the coronavirus continues on its deadly course. We remain home, take precautions, and maintain frequent electronic contact with loved ones. Our daughter shared…

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Brynne Kennedy on the Talent Mobility Revolution: An interview by Bob Morris

March 28, 2020

Brynne Kennedy is the author of Flat, Fluid and Fast, a guide to success during the Talent Mobility Revolution. Brynne is the Founder of Topia, a global talent mobility company, and currently running for election to Congress in California’s 4th…

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How to turn visionary thinking into breakthrough results

March 25, 2020

Long ago, Thomas Edison observed, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” I was again reminded of that as I began to read Lead from the Future in which Mark Johnson and Josh Suskewicz share their thoughts about how to turn visionary…

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Does your company need a digital velocity assessment?

March 16, 2020

  I just learned that McKinsey & Company offers to conduct an analysis of your company’s experimentation capabilities…and do so at no cost. If I had a company in need of an assessment, I would take advantage of this offer…

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Lakota Tribal Wisdom: No horsing around

March 9, 2020

The tribal wisdom of the Lakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In modern education and government, however, a whole range…

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How to Build Healthy Habits

February 29, 2020

Warren Buffett once described bad habits as being “too light to notice until they are too heavy to break.” Here is an excerpt from one of the latest articles in a series that has become one of the most popular…

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Nassem Nicholas Taleb and “black swans”

February 13, 2020

I am deeply grateful to Jason Hull for sharing the material that follows. It helps us to understand how and why Nassem Nicholas Taleb has earned his net worth ($69-billion) and world renown.  I am especially grateful to Taleb for…

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Quotations worthy of careful consideration

February 7, 2020

  Although by now I probably should not be, I continue to be amazed by the practical implications of observations by advocates of non-violence, notably Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, they were passivists but…

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