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Mar 04, 2013

Innovation's Missing Ingredient

Count how many times you hear the word “innovation” bantered about over the next couple of days. Trust me; it’s a lot....More
Feb 20, 2013

Jewel Heists and Corrupt Insiders

The latest headline grabbing jewel heist -- this time in Belgium for at least $50 million in diamonds -- reveals once again that corrupt insiders....More
Feb 10, 2013

OMG 6,000 Flights Cancelled!

In his compelling book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr makes the case that the avalanche of information....More
Feb 05, 2013

The Challenge to Efficiency and Scale

For years, it’s been preached from the highest heights that customers have more choices at their disposal than any time in human history....More
Jan 24, 2013

China and Japan Threaten War: Are You Ready?

"War is the father of all and king of all", Heraclitus observed. War has at its heart competition, which is the driver of ideas, inventions, commerce....More
Jan 10, 2013

The Dreamliner and Media Hype

Let's hope the media doesn't go nuts with the current glitches facing the Dreamliner....More
Jan 08, 2013

Enjoy the Fruits of Empire, for Now

The best advice is to tune out the circus and enjoy the benefits of empire, at least for a little while more…....More
Jan 01, 2013

For a Good Year, Turn Down Your Amygdala

We are biologically wired for bad news. Good 50,000 years ago. Not so today....More
Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Message from Ancient Greece

The words of Pericles are still pertinent for us 2,500 years after they were spoken....More
Dec 10, 2012

Managing First World Problems

I don’t know about you, but if I see another news story about dealing with “stress” at the holidays; or, hear someone say how....More
Dec 01, 2012

Where Do the Smartest People Work?

One of my students, a soon-to-be MBA graduate, asked me a great question last week: “Where are the smartest people in America today?....More
Nov 08, 2012

The Myth of the Rust Belt's Decline

The Rust Belt, for all of its challenges, remains one of the richest places in the world....More
Oct 21, 2012

America's Great Dilemma

If you listen to the rhetoric from the candidates one regularly hears such hyperbolic phrases as “the most important election in a generation”; “the....More
Oct 01, 2012

Your Customers and "The 10% Rule"

In our book The Distribution Trap, Timothy Wilkinson and myself detailed what we call “The 10% Rule” Simply stated it is this: A company....More
Sep 14, 2012

When Innovation Became Cool

The creation of new products and services is regularly celebrated around the world.  Think about the hype surrounding the release of the new....More
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