In essence, both are not new. They are derivatives from older businesses or trends that have been in existence for at least some decades: Lean is a mass-market Toyota Production System and Starbucks is a mass-market coffee retailer.
Good article in The New York Times: “A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health” If you are too busy to read it in full, here are the skills one must learn, and practice each day: ■ Recognize a positive event each day. ■ Savor that event and log it in a journal or […]
Integrated Management Symposium Series: Authenticity and Deception in Communications and Advertising Great event at McGill University. Amazing speaker and a great book! Once again, highly recommended reading – to children from 15 to 65. Brian Fetherstonhaugh: The Long View.
Over the weekend, I have read a very interesting book – “The Long View” by Brian Fetherstonhaugh. Brian Fetherstonhaugh is the Chairman & CEO of OgilvyOne, but the book is not about marketing. It is a thoughtful but clear feedback on his personal career experiences, supported by “business cases” from the careers of other successful […]
I could not find the author of this quote. But it is simple and memorable. And printable.
Ever realized that negotiations play a major role in your life? What to eat for breakfast, where to go for vacation and how to get a discount, as well as your starting salary, your promotion, and eventually your severance package – those are but a minor sample of the items that you have to negotiate […]
This is an old classic dating back to late 18th century. The author, Voltaire Cousteau, is allegedly related to both Francois Voltaire and Jacques Cousteau. The text was translated and turned into a dinner talk in late 1970ies by a French scientist working in the US. Perhaps the guy moved from science to management and realized that quite a […]
Interesting article in HBR, and by a respected author. I would argue though that the problem does not exist. Or should not. But why do we call them ‘leaders’ in the first place? We do not have to. Nothing’s wrong with ‘managers’ or ‘administrators.’ This is just another case of semantic escalation albeit widespread and severe. […]
If you want to be efficient, you must work towards your goal – always. Even if you are chatting with a colleague about last weekend’s BBQ, you should have a goal. Perhaps your goal is to have a short break before you get back to work. But you must be consciously aware of this intermediate goal […]
Once in a while you get news that makes your life worthwhile. Last week a colleague sent me a text with the phone number of a former client: “He wants to speak with you.” I called the new mobile number right away and learned that Vlad has been promoted to the top position at an […]