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Gregory B. Maffei (Liberty Media) in “The Corner Office”

January 10, 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 Gregory B. Maffei, president and…

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Daniel Goleman on what makes a great leader

January 10, 2011

The most valuable business insights never become out-of-date. They retain their relevance from one generation to the next. For example, consider this brief excerpt from an article written by Daniel Goleman for Harvard Business Review (June 1996) in which he…

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The Ignorance of Crowds

January 8, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nicholas G. Carr for strategy+business magazine (Summer, 2007, Issue 47). To read the complete article and check out other online resources, please click here. *     *     * The open source model…

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Social Media for the Rest of Us

January 8, 2011

Here is a blog post by Amy Harcourt, founder and CEO of Definitive Marketing. As she explains, “It’s been an amazing career path because I love helping people make a difference. If my ideas on pricing strategy help you make more…

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Lynn Harris’ Unwritten Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

January 7, 2011

Unwritten Rules: What Women Need to Know About Leading in Today’s Organizations Lynn Harris BookSurge Publishing (2010) The question “Where are all the women?”  is not being asked by anyone familiar with enrollment statistics for colleges, universities, and graduate schools…

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For those who love to play with words….

January 7, 2011

The Washington Post‘s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners: 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a…

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11 Big Ideas to Watch in 2011

January 7, 2011

Here are the first four of eleven Big Ideas selected by the editors of Inc. magazine. To read the complete article, please click here. 1. Rethinking Retail Online retailers have always competed by offering convenience and low prices, but they’ve…

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The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value

January 7, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer for Harvard Business Review (January/February 2011). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * The capitalist system is under siege. In…

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How to Kill a Bad Idea

January 7, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written for Inc. magazine (December 1, 2010) in which Jason Fried explains why no is the most important word that an entrepreneur can learn. If you wish to read the complete article, please…

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Snarking and Literature

December 28, 2010

Snarking and Literature Lawrence Dorfman’s The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring is among my Christmas gifts this year and immediately attracted my attention because of the wealth of quotations it provides from various sources. For those of…

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