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Archive for July, 2010

Public confidence . . .

July 27, 2010
Public confidence . . .

Maybe Andy Grove was right after all – “Only the Paranoid Survive.” At least if you’re paranoid, you don’t have room for hubris – they just don’t go together. The public has lost confidence in “big business.” That’s not good for any of us.

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Forced transparency . . .

July 23, 2010
Forced transparency . . .

Like forced fun at the company picnic, the internet is forcing people and organizations out into the open. We will all be transparent. And it isn’t all good. Dimwits and those with ulterior motives can wreak havoc on reputations. Are you watching your back?

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Companies we love to hate . . .

July 6, 2010
Companies we love to hate . . .

Companies we love to hate. The bottom line is that these companies have become arrogant, self oriented and look at customers as a PITA. I intend to return the compliment.

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Book Review: Plunder by Steven Greenhut

July 5, 2010
Book Review: Plunder by Steven Greenhut

The subtitle of Greenhut’s book is; “How public employee unions are raiding treasuries controlling our lives and bankrupting the nation.” Steven Greenhut is a journalist who was on the board of the Orange County Register, a libertarian publication. His columns were always informative and detailed with facts, figures and names. He made no friends in the […]

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Book Review: The Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

July 5, 2010
Book Review: The Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan have written a book that changes the game when it comes to taking your company to the next level. They have done so by pointing out how to clear the past from defining your future and instead allowing you to create the future you desire. Sounds a bit “over the […]

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Book Review: Slaying the E-mail Monster by Lynn Coffman & Michael Valentine

July 5, 2010
Book Review: Slaying the E-mail Monster by Lynn Coffman & Michael Valentine

There is much said about productivity improvement these days. Some say that we are going through a false sense of productivity improvement because workers are afraid to not work extra hard when they observe their colleagues being let go, and friends who have been out of work for more than a year. So they knuckle […]

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Book Review: The Imposter? by Kip Kreiling

July 1, 2010
Book Review: The Imposter? by Kip Kreiling

Mr. Kreiling contacted me some time ago wondering if I would review his book. He was kind enough to send a link to the information which I looked up. I almost made what would have turned out to be a mistake. I have at least six books lined up to read and review. This book […]

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Leadership Lessons From the Gulf – Part II.

July 1, 2010
Leadership Lessons From the Gulf – Part II.

Many years ago I heard the statement made that “corporate staff is like body fat. You have to have some in order to survive. But the goal is to have as little as possible.” I think the same is true of Government.

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