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Archive for April, 2015

Vote

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Vote

Here’s an idea — a mind game if  you will. What if your leadership position depended on employees, suppliers, shareholders and customers voting to let you continue in office? On Feb. 23, [2015] something almost unimaginable happened. A corporation put up all the top executive posts for democratic selection by their employees in an anonymous vote. […]

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Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we Need to Rethink Capitalism

April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we Need to Rethink Capitalism

In his TED Talk Paul Tudor Jones II said: “… we as a society have come to view our companies and corporations in a very narrow, almost monomaniacal fashion with regard to how we value them, and we have put so much emphasis on profits, on short-term quarterly earnings and share prices, at the exclusion […]

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The Regulation “We Deserve.”

April 22, 2015 0 Comments
The Regulation “We Deserve.”

Yesterday I had lunch with a good friend and colleague. We had a wide ranging discussion as usual, including talking about the water situation here in Southern California. Recently a court ruling found that a small town’s water district here in SoCal did not calculate their rates properly. I suspect the Water District knew that, but […]

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Book Review: The Internet Is Not The Answer by Andrew Keen

April 15, 2015 0 Comments
Book Review: The Internet Is Not The Answer by Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is not keen on the internet and where it’s taking us. Keen has taken on the conventional wisdom that the internet is a democratizing force lending power to the little guy and disrupting the old school “bad guys.” A strongly opinionated polemic–the passion of the converted believer is palpable in his writing. I […]

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Work Quality Versus Urgency

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Work Quality Versus Urgency

Some companies I work with seem to be in a perpetual state of urgency. Meaning, everything is urgent, by definition. Folks are always running around “putting out fires,” rushing to meet deadlines or fixing things that they did last month that “went South.” Many years ago, one of my more enlightened leaders, let’s call him Bob, […]

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Grammar and Leadership

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Grammar and Leadership

I admit that I have pet peeves when it comes to American English. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no expert – I couldn’t diagram a sentence if my life depended on it. And I wasn’t much of a writer as a student. I have read incessantly all my life though, and I suppose that along with […]

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