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When and why a “failure” is an “orphan”

March 15, 2011

First of all, I define a “failure” as an effort or combination of efforts by an individual or group that produces nothing of value. Long ago, is reported to have said of an experiment that disappointed his research associates, “I…

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Live Your Mission, Don’t State It

March 15, 2011

    Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * The problem with most mission statements is that…

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Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss

March 14, 2011

    Here is an excerpt from an article written by Adam Bryant for The New York Times (March 12, 2001) in which he focuses on a plan that Google code-named Project Oxygen in early 2009. To read the complete…

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Luddites Redux?

March 14, 2011

As Martin Hutchinson and Lisa Lee explain in an article published by The New York Times (March 13, 2011), the British weavers known as the Luddites, who destroyed looms 200 years ago, thought rising unemployment within their ranks was because…

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Five misconceptions about productivity

March 14, 2011

Here is an article co-authored by Vikram Malhotra and James Manyika for The McKinsey Quarterly website (March 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To check out all the free resources and sign up for email alerts, please click here. *    …

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The Right Way to Get Your Ideas Heard

March 14, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nilofer Merchant for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 28, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard…

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10 Ways to Think Different – Inside Apple’s Cult-Like Culture

March 14, 2011

Here is an article written by Steve Tobak for BNET (March 2, 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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Don’t Let Your Job Define You

March 14, 2011

      Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Getting consumed with work is easy to…

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HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change: A book review by Bob Morris

March 14, 2011

HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change Various Contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006.…

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Romil Bahl (PRGX) in “The Corner Office”

March 13, 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 Romil Bahl (president and chief executive…

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