Monthly Archives: July 2012

Steaks, Patents, Trade Secrets and Trademarks

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Beyond the Jipp Curve

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The Secret of Life, According to Steve Jobs

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Don’t Break The Chain!

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Measuring Wizards

http://irinakirilenko.com/?deribaska=binary-options-macd-strategy&5c5=d9 Charke Ching, a TOC colleague recently wrote a humorous short story about wizards and quality, in an attempt to illustrate the possible consequences of applying the concept of “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” combined with the Law of Unintended … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Back?

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The Icarus Deception, a Godin Kickstarter Project

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The Dip, Revisited

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You’re Not Special

http://www.idfopoitiers.fr/maskoer/2319 We have all heard famous high school and graduation commencement addresses, and some become internet phenomenons such as Steve Jobs’  “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish”.   It’s difficult to find a really inspiring graduation speech, isn’t it? David McCullough, an English … Continue reading

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The Executive and The Consultant

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