Articles of Interest
After focusing on client projects for the past year, I've had some time over the past week to do a bit more reading and ran across some interesting articles that help make the case for The Organic Enterprise: 1. The Death of Steve Jobs. While listening to the conversation that Marc Benioff (the... Read More »
Every year, Beloit College publishes a "Mindset List" intended to help professors understand the "cultural touchstones" for each new class of college students. Among other things, this new class - mostly born in 1992 - hasn't used phones with cords, have always had hundreds of TV channels and... Read More »
A recent BBC article has shed light on recent research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal. Unlike how traditional business organizations are structured, living systems use neural networks to communicate and control operations. If the brain has a hierarchical... Read More »
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitation, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become... Read More »
I once overheard a manager in my group say, “At the end of the day, people just want to be told what to do”. Now, this was a high level manager - a very intelligent person who was extremely professional and well-regarded throughout the company. After reading this, and judging from... Read More »
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