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Archive for December, 2014

Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

This book, and writing this review, was a trip through memory lane for me! Having spent more than three decades in the semiconductor and high technology space, the people listed in Isaacson’s excellent book were almost all familiar to me. Some I have met, others I have listened to in presentations and almost all I […]

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Fight As If You Are Right

December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Fight As If You Are Right

Karl Weick, professor at the University of Michigan, states that you should “Fight as if you are right; listen as if you are wrong.” This sound advice was picked up and passed along by Bob Sutton in his book The No Asshole Rule. What I like about the quote is the “as if” phrase. If we […]

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Leadership, Responsibility and Data Security

December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Leadership, Responsibility and Data Security

Question [Updated 4/2/16] Here’s a question: Do we as business leaders wish to leave our Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Data and Market Data systems security to chance or government? The many constant stories about data breaches and this year’s argument between Apple and the FBI is what begs this question for me. (Here’s where I came […]

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Book Review: Socially Close by John Jackson; Social media marketing for small business

December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: Socially Close by John Jackson; Social media marketing for small business

It took me longer than expected to read John Jackson’s excellent book Socially Close. I’m not a particularly fast reader, but that wasn’t the reason it took so long. Nor was it because the book was boring — it definitely isn’t. And it didn’t take me so long because Jackson’s writing is obtuse or difficult to […]

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How Not to do Your Blog

December 3, 2014 0 Comments
How Not to do Your Blog

As some of you may know, I “publish” a monthly e-newsletter. It comprises blog posts I’ve written as well as a column of the more active posts I’ve made on other social media sites — LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The social media posts go out every day — at least three each morning. I try to […]

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