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Why People Hate New Ideas

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas.  If they’re any good you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats”  – Howard Aiken There are many bad reasons why people hate new ideas – and a few good ones.  Scott Berkun … Continue reading

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Fooled By Randomness

“I think the market is going to go up today, but I’m betting against it.” You might think that statement is a little contradictory, but as Nassim Taleb explains, in Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and … Continue reading

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What Great Managers Do

There is one quality that sets truly great managers apart from the rest: They discover what is unique about each person and then capitalize on it. So says Marcus Buckingham in the fifth article in Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must … Continue reading

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“Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves” by Carol A. Walker

Not many of the HBR articles speak so clearly to the challenges I experienced as a new manager (and still experience) as this one. (photo: community-manager by Enrique Martinez Bermej In the fourth entry in HBR’s Must Reads on Managing People, … Continue reading

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A review of “The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome” by Jean-Francois Manzoni and Jean-Louis Barsoux

Sometimes, it’s the manager’s fault.  That’s the core idea in the third article in the volume “On Managing People” in Harvard Business Review’s collection of Must Reads. This 1998 article (followed up in a book with the same title in 2002), … Continue reading

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A review of “One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees”, by Frederick Herzberg

This is the second article in the volume “On Managing People” in Harvard Business Review’s collection of Must Reads. Frederick Herzberg This article was originally published in 1968.  Herzberg begins by examining the classic Kick In The Ass (KITA) as … Continue reading

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A review of “Leadership That Gets Results”, by Daniel Goleman

As a sort of poor-man’s MBA I’m planning to work my way through Harvard Business Review’s “HBR’s Must Reads”, a 6-volume collection of curated articles on business.  Since I’m relatively new to management and find myself building and managing a … Continue reading

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