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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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The anatomy of an Agile organization

En excellent presentation by Andrea Tomasini of Agile42, a great summary of not only what Agile is, but also about why traditional command & control management practices, invented by Taylor for 100 years ago, will not work in our modern … Continue reading

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Do we really need managers in our businesses ?

My boss, a person I respect very much,  retired last summer. Good for him. Over the past 8 or so months, for various reasons,  there’s not been a replacement assuming my former boss’es responsibilities. However, the business and the daily … 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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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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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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World income inequality

Most of you reading this blog are doing better financially than 93% of the world’s population…

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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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