Monthly Archives: August 2013

Psychological research explains why women are better leaders than men, but often fail to get the leadership position

A brilliant article by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic,  on why it is that most leadership and management positions are offered  to and given to men, and why so many “leaders” and managers are incompetent. This article thorougly illustrates what the notion of “empty … Continue reading

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Consequences of total surveillance

Innovation, risk taking, creativity, motivation, drive, participation, cooperation,  interest, social cohesion, quality, focus, energy, stamina, determination and overall well being, all suffer from mass surveillance: in nations, societies, organizations, corporations, businesses, schools as well as in families. In essence: people … Continue reading

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Sir Richard Branson, a man after my own heart Every organization needs mavericks to prosper, otherwise the end result will be total inertia and death by conformance.

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Employee ranking systems – Bell Curve misconceptions

There’s been quite a bit of buzz lately on Microsoft and its future. One topic that’s been covered is the management practices of the company, where Mr. Balmer’s leadership – or lack of it – has been questioned. In particular, … Continue reading

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Identifying and Predicting bubbles

We live in an age of bubbles, finacial, environmental, resource consumption, sociological etc. Prof. Sornette has identified a methodology that can identify emerging bubbles, before they burst.

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Interesting “meta”-thoughts on systems and problem solving

For a while ago, I found problemsfirst.com, a site created by Bernard Robertson-Dunn. There’s some quite interesting thoughts, many of them derived from the domain of dynamic systems, control theory and cybernetics,  on systems development and problem solving in general, … Continue reading

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Your #1 Boss – the customer!

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The perils of fulfilling customer requirements to the letter

Cringely on the perils of blindly executing on requirements written in stone, a.k.a “business-by-contracts”…

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Agile here, agile there, agile everywhere…

For an old grumpy man like me, who’s been around long enough to experience that there’s really not much really new under the sun, only re-brandings and new buzz words in an attempt to appear fresh and innovative, it’s quite … Continue reading

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