Category Archives: Organization

Demographics simulation

There’s some interesting reading about demographics and Global birthrates: as you might have learned from the news, the birthrates in meny advanced (mostly western) countries are declining, in some places to such low levels that should the trend continue, those populations … Continue reading

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“Five lessons about leadership learned as a sergeant in IDF Great insights into true leadership from Dan Schoenbaum.  (my comments inside brackets) “You have to earn it!” – [i.e. you can only become a true leader if you prove yourself … Continue reading

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Steve Denning on the power shift from producer power to consumer/user power

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Andrea Tomasini on the Agile Organization.  Well worth a read.

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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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Culture eats process for breakfast

Another great presentation by Henrik Kniberg, “Culture over Process” , among other things clearly demonstating that the lessons from Dan Pink’s Drive are fundamental for sustained performance, productivity, and adaptability. Culture matters vastly more for outcomes than any process. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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A great summary of what Agile is (and isn’t) by Henrik Kniberg

I just found this pdf, where Henrik Kniberg provides a brilliant summary, in terms of content as well as in terms of presentation, of what Agile is and what it means. And what it isn’t…. (I know we all start to … Continue reading

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The essence of command & control organisation & management

(strip from Dilbert.com) I found the statement below on Thinkpurpose blog  – IMO an excellent summary of the essence of command & control management philosophy: “That people can’t be trusted, that people higher up the chain have a wider strategic … Continue reading

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To change a deterministic,badly behaving (evil) System, you need to act from outside the system

Professor Peter Ludlow of Northwestern University wrore a brilliant piece in NYT’s Opinion pages on the moral and ethics of whistleblowing, examplified by e.g. Manning and Snowden. A lot of people have argued that by blowing their whistles, Manning and … Continue reading

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