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Archive for July, 2011

The Googleplex Strikes . . .Again. . .Third Time!

July 31, 2011
The Googleplex Strikes . . .Again. . .Third Time!

Could Google+ be your one stop shop for Social Media? Personally, I’m thinking the answer is yes, even at this early stage of development. Well, okay, perhaps with the exception of LinkedIn. First, this is truly a beta release and is also being released in viral fashion. Presently, one can only join G+ (shorthand for […]

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A Bit More on the FOPs

July 26, 2011
A Bit More on the FOPs

I’ve posted several times on the Fundamental Organizing Principles (FOPs), values and how we develop a personal and corporate culture around them. I also suggested that we need to try to discover where we are in relationship to the corporate culture and “mind the gap,” so to speak. Well, I got called out on this one! […]

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Don’t count “made in USA” out yet.

July 19, 2011
Don’t count “made in USA” out yet.

It seems that manufactoring in the U.S.A. may not be such a bad thing after all. The Economist, Moving back to America, pulled together some interesting data that indicates all countries may well be looking to build factories to meet market demands, not to re-import “back home.” One has to wonder why this is such […]

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Building from the ground up . . .

July 12, 2011
Building from the ground up . . .

From time-to-time it seems we do well to get back to some fundamentals when it comes to our businesses. Many in my network seem to be doing that these days, forced to do so by the economy. The question, popularized by many of the “management gurus” is, “If I were starting this business today, (a) […]

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Fundamentals and Great Leadership – Part II

July 3, 2011
Fundamentals and Great Leadership – Part II

In a previous post, I laid out the basic model for understanding the deep underlying knowledge that drives our lives which I’ve called our “Fundamental Organizing Principles.” These FOPs form the foundation for not only what we hold to be true, but also how we see the world around us and interpret what we think […]

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Book Review: The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

July 3, 2011
Book Review: The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

We cannot separate human behavior from human biology. That much seems clear even to the lay person. Michael Shermer manages to shed even more light on that view of how things come to be accepted by individuals as “truth.” The brain, as Shermer demonstrates, “is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the […]

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