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Archive for May, 2003

Book Review: The Lexus and The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

May 25, 2003
Book Review: The Lexus and The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

This is a superb book when it comes to the subject matter and content, but I’m afraid I had a hard time getting by the lecturing “tone of voice” that Friedman so often has in his speaking and writing. Despite the fact that there is a great deal of information in this timely book that […]

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Book Review: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage by Donald Mitchell and Carol Coles

May 25, 2003
Book Review: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage by Donald Mitchell and Carol Coles

Of all the books I’ve read on change management this is the most precise in its statement about how corporations need to manage the continuous innovation of their business model in order to survive and thrive in our global, competitive marketplace. Replete with real world examples of successful business model innovation, traps, and pitfalls, this […]

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Book Review: Final Accounting by Barbara Ley Toffler

May 25, 2003
Book Review: Final Accounting by Barbara Ley Toffler

More on the corporate ethics scandals! There is much to be learned about the slippery slope of situational ethics in this book. What is compelling is that Ms. Toffler tells all, including her own shortcomings, after her realization that she had started the slide down that slope! Ms. Toffler writes in a straightforward, no holds […]

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Book Review: Winning in Fast Time by John Warden and Leland Russell

May 24, 2003
Book Review: Winning in Fast Time by John Warden and Leland Russell

I had the pleasure of meeting Leland Russell and discussing his theory of change management in person. This insightful book is compelling reading for those who are interested in or engaged in change management in their own lives or their organizational lives. The authors use the first Gulf War as both a model and a […]

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