To study anything; to truly look at it in an objective way and then to share that experience is a true challenge. First you must first be able to agree on what it that you are talking about. That seemingly simple first step is often harder than it seems, particularly when it comes to the subject of leadership.
Category Archives: Organization
Hackers for right, we are one down.(from a tweet by Tim Berners-Lee father of the World Wide Web)
His eyes haunt me. From those pictures that adorn the articles that pay tribute to this astonishing young man, he stares out at you. Depending on the shot, he is alternately mysterious, thoughtful, intense and occasionally mischievous.
His accomplishments daunt me. At 14 he was co-creator of RSS, the syndication process is at the core of internet publishing. He co-founded Reddit the social news web-site which, love it or hate it, is one of the most active forums of real discussion on the internet.
His passion for freedom inspires me. He was a co-founder of Demand Progress, a group which fights for Internet freedom.
His death diminishes us all. Continue reading
Harvard University’s MBA program made front page news today as Siddartha Gautama, also known as “the Buddha” addressed the graduating class of 2013.
“For many of you, ” Buddha said in his opening remarks, “this day represents a moment that you have anticipated and waited for — the success that you have craved for many years. That, I would humbly submit, is where you have made a grave error. Continue reading
I got your recent email. The chirpy tone and bringing me up to date with what was happening made me feel strange. Didn’t you know that we’ve broken up? Didn’t you get the message?
When I stopped coming around, didn’t you ask why?
Now, how do I say it? Let me try this.
Get lost. Scram. Get out of my life. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
It’s sad that things have come to this. We used to be so close. I was your number one guy. You remember the pet name you called me? Elite. I simply called you Air Canada but I did it with such affection. Continue reading
Everyone wants that perfect team. We are taught from the time we start in business that the secret to project and corporate success is getting the “very best” people in the right positions. The “dream team”. Get that right and you are 90% of the way to giving the competition a real butt-kicking.
That’s what we imagine. Excitement builds. We’ll get the best people, from the best schools, people who are “up and comers”! Get me the “A” performers! No “dead wood” on this team!
What a load of crap. Continue reading