Category Archives: Business

What’s it like being a techie surrounded by empty suits….?

Unfortunately not that unrealistic description of life as a technical expert… 🙂

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The importance of the psychological dimension for business

Psychology matters as a key determinant for the client’s perception of the value received. Framing your proposal differently, can make all the difference in outcomes. Example: is Google the best search engine in the world ? No one really knows, … Continue reading

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Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian

Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian.

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Selling technology to tech savvy customers – how not to do it.

There’ something fundamentally wrong with traditional, established and ‘proven’ sales processes when applied to tech deep & savvy customers. Those sales processes that might have been appropriate and successful in the past, when your customer’s knew significantly less about systems, … Continue reading

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Siemens lays off 15,000—this is what happens when you put a CFO in charge

No surprises here… Yet another Empty Suit solely focusing on short term shareholder value.

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Why big organisations can’t innovate nor be creative

A brilliant article by Harvard Business School’s Maxwell Wessel on why large organisations can’t innovate, nor be creative. A few quotes: A start-up’s success is not gauged by earnings or quarterly reports; it’s measured by how well it identifies a … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Civilization

Excellent video, with a clear “systems” view (“the sum is greater than its parts”) on the state of the world. Must see for everyone, specially main stream neo-classical economists and neo-liberal politicians, who still believe it’s possible to understand a … Continue reading

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Main stream economists (and their models) don’t have a clue…

Absolutely fabulous documentary on the root causes for the current economic and financial crisis plaguing the world – in summary: main stream economists (from the Neo-classical Chicago School) really don’t have a clue… despite 22 Nobel Prices…! http://www.svtplay.se/video/1340253/del-6-av-8-ekonomernas-skuld PS: although … Continue reading

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Steve Denning on how modern economics is rooted in “the dumbest idea in the world”

Excellent post by Steve Denning!  Not least the section on “Bad Profits” makes this post worthwhile to read:  ”Whenever a customer feels misled, mistreated, ignored or coerced, then profits from that customer are bad. Bad profits come from unfair or … Continue reading

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The worlds dumbest idea will (unfortunately!) survive yet a number of years

Steve Denning predicts death of shareholder value based economy not before 2020.

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