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How to Bring Innovations to Market

January 21, 2011

Here is an excerpt from Theodore Kinni’s interview of Vijay Govindarajan for strategy+business magazine. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * Management professor Vijay…

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6 Ways to Short Circuit a Temper Tantrum

January 19, 2011

Here is an article written by Jessica Stillman for BNET, 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 click here. *    …

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Wet highways do not cause rain.

January 19, 2011

Many people confuse symptoms with causes when attempting to solve problems. In an article written for Harvard Business Review in 1963, Peter Drucker observed, “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be…

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A must-read interview: Aldous Huxley on “The Art of Fiction”

January 18, 2011

I agree that the “great books “speak for themselves”…and do so with unique eloquence. However, there is no documentation to suggest that authors such as Homer, Sophocles, Chaucer, Cervantes, and Shakespeare were ever interviewed. Fortunately, The Paris Review has been interviewing…

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

January 18, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Chua that appeared in The Wall Street Journal (January 8, 2011). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV,…

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How To Get a Raise (And Get Your Kid to Eat His Veggies)

January 17, 2011

Here is an article written by Laura Vanderkam for BNET, 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 click here. *    …

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E-Maledictions

January 17, 2011

In my opinion, William Zinsser (author of On Writing Well and 17 other books) is the best single source for expert advice on how to write effectively. Zinsser on Friday is his weekly posting at The American Scholar website about…

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Robin Domeniconi (the Elle Group) in “The Corner Office”

January 16, 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 Robin Domeniconi, senior vice president…

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Gutless Interaction

January 16, 2011

Seth Godin has another brilliant blog post, “Self-destructive instructions,” in which he identifies several such as librarians yelling at kids to be quiet. Here’s my own list of what I call gutless interactions: “I mean it” when you don’t. “That’s…

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We’ll Always Have McSorley’s: How Joseph Mitchell’s wonderful saloon became a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim

January 15, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a “classic” essay about McSorley’s Bar in New York City, “a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim.” by Robert Day. To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * When I was in…

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