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Archive for January, 2014

Nothing Ruins a Good Story Like Good Research

January 29, 2014
Nothing Ruins a Good Story Like Good Research

Either your own good research or someone else’s good research. It’s a bummer. It has to do with confirmation bias. We tend to find facts, data and anecdotes that support our hypothesis. When we “put ourselves out there” and make a definitive statement as though it is factual, and then have someone who happens to […]

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Leaders Fail – Every Day

January 22, 2014
Leaders Fail – Every Day

How do I fail thee? Let me count the ways. The number seems infinite. The possibilities for failure seem infinite. Good leaders fail, many times, every day. That’s not what makes them good leaders; it is what makes them human. They are good, maybe even great leaders despite their failures. I miss important signals about […]

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Are You Paying Attention?

January 15, 2014
Are You Paying Attention?

I know – you’re busy. Things are popping in your business. Customers are becoming more demanding. Orders are filling the factory and your sales team has a decent pipeline going. You’re thinking about maybe even hiring a couple of really good people. Guess what. The same is true of many of your competitors. Things are […]

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Book Review: On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

January 8, 2014
Book Review: On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

In this very well written book, Hawkins and Blakeslee describe a new model of how our human intelligence has evolved, how it “works” and what it means to have a “massive” cerebral cortex. Much of the description of the brain’s neuronal structure will be familiar to those who follow developments in neuroscience. However, what’s new […]

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Sum Etiamtum

January 1, 2014
Sum Etiamtum

Sum etiamtum – I am still learning. That’s my theme for this New Year. As I think about the new year I can’t help but wonder a bit about what’s in store for us and marvel at how technology has accelerated (and will continue to accelerate) the pace of change with which we must contend. […]

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