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Osama bin Laden on symbolism…in his own words

May 2, 2011

“Allah knows it did not cross our minds to attack the towers but after the situation became unbearable and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, I thought about it. And the…

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Replace “success” with “contribution”

May 2, 2011

In The Effective Executive, first published in 1967, Peter Drucker stressed the importance of mastering several learnable disciplines. They include • Manage your time and your energy, not your work • Know your priorities • Do first things first •…

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Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, on business culture, technology, and social issues

May 2, 2011

Once again, McKinsey & Company offers (at no cost) an exceptionally valuable resource, in this instance Eric Schmidt‘s conversation with McKinsey director James Manyika about business culture, technology, and social issues. More specifically, Google’s executive chairman discusses his strategies on hiring,…

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ROAR!: A book review by Bob Morris

May 2, 2011

ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle Kevin Daum with Daniel A. Turner John Wiley & Sons (2010) How to “break through all that noise and visual stimulation to get to the core of the customer” What we…

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Beware the Busy Manager

May 2, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR…

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A Scientific View of Why Women Earn Less

May 2, 2011

Here is an article written by Kimberly Weisul for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (April 6, 2011). 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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Why only long-term, high-impact books become business “classics”

May 2, 2011

We seem to live in an age of instant gratification during which the average attention span resembles a strobe light blink and most people are only interested in (often obsessed with) the latest, “the best,” what’s new, the biggest, the…

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G. Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Vitón on How the Ivy League Is Killing Innovation: Part I

May 2, 2011

Here is an excerpt to the first of two articles by G. Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Vitón that were published in Bloomberg Businessweek. I suggest you read the first before you read the sequel. This first article  has apparently…

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Who was Anna Jarvis and why is she significant?

May 1, 2011

According to an article published by Canwest News Service (May 11, 2005), “Mother’s Day creator likely ‘spinning in her grave.” Here is a brief excerpt. To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * Pity the mother of…

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Lars Bjork (QlikTech) in “The Corner Office”

May 1, 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 Lars Bjork (chief executive of QlikTech,…

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