Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Power of Idea Acceptance

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How Will We Read? The Future of the Book Industry

http://www.lahdentaiteilijaseura.fi/?siftifkar=handla-bin%C3%A4ra-optioner-forum&6fc=8c We all know that the traditional book business model is in decline.  Self publishing, electronic books, portable electronic readers like the Kindle have been the rising trends for the last years.   So, what does the future holds for the … Continue reading

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The Long Tail Revisited

click Chris Anderson wrote an article in Wired six years ago  introducing the concept of “The Long Tail”, which is still as valid as it ever was. The main idea behind his original work was to question the way companies were pursuing … Continue reading

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Free Change Management Resources Website

http://thesagechoice.com/?strapon=conseils-pour-sites-de-rencontres&75b=51 A friend who works in management consulting referred this change management website to me some days ago.  It has several useful things for people into change management, from exercises to implementation advice.

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The 50/50 Fundraiser

http://bandarjudibola.org/?protis=cnfpt-angers-rencontres-territoriales&115=f1 In some cities in Canada, a different type of fundraiser is held.   Out of the total money donated, 50% goes to the fundraiser cause, and 50% is raffled among the people who donated.  Those who donate the most, have more probabilities of winning … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Life-Altering Concepts

http://bossons-fute.fr/?fimerois=rencontre-femme-dans-le-62&ca2=74 Barry Davenport discussed twenty lessons to apply in your life.    And although many of these lessons are learned by living and making mistakes, always remember the famous Alfred Sheinwold quote: “Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.  You won't have … Continue reading

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The Decision to Trust

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Why Profit Centers Work Better On Paper Than In Reality

conocer gente de clase alta Bill Waddell writes about erroneous policies found in companies, that usually when thinking about them, they just don't make any sense at all.    Using Wal-Mart as an example, he shows how local efficiencies, suboptimal policies, internal transfer pricing systems just … Continue reading

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Toyota Kata – Unified Field Theory of Management

see A great presentation was recently given by Bill Constantino, where he talked about the essence of the Toyota culture (also known as “Toyota Kata”), showing examples of how improvement “challenges” are tackled under the Toyota mindset. He also gives some great … Continue reading

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Scrap Targets and the Law of Unintended Consequences

http://www.idfopoitiers.fr/maskoer/2370 Rudi Buckhard writes an article about a company trying to maximize manufacturing yields (by minimizing % of scrap), and how this led to unintended consequences. Just one more example of how local optima can lead to decreasing the bottom line of … Continue reading

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