Does an Office on the iPad Break Windows?

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 | 4 Comments
Does an Office on the iPad Break Windows?

Rumors are circulating that Microsoft will start offering Office on the iPad. But at least so far, it hasn’t. Why not?

The Hope of Udacity

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 | One Comment
The Hope of Udacity

“Many innovative efforts end up in near-success rather than in success or failure.”

How Companies Can Survive the “Snarkpocalypse”

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 | No Comments
How Companies Can Survive the “Snarkpocalypse”

Rick Wartzman writes about “an era in which those running organizations find themselves less and less able to exercise control.”

Jeff Bezos, Risk-Averse Rebel

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 | No Comments
Jeff Bezos, Risk-Averse Rebel

Rick Wartzman explores how creating a culture of continuous innovation has helped Amazon founder Jeff Bezos mitigate risk.

The Feedback

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 | No Comments
The Feedback

Is GDP any good as a measure of economic health?

A Topic We Just Can’t Seem to Abandon

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 | One Comment
A Topic We Just Can’t Seem to Abandon

We know we’ve covered the importance of “planned abandonment” before.

The Feedback

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 | One Comment
The Feedback

Last week, we wondered if a sharp drop in the national unemployment rate was really the result of people losing heart and giving up on the hunt for work.

Joe’s Journal: Strengthening the Whole by Weakening a Part

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 | One Comment

“There is one fundamental insight underlying all management science. It is that the business enterprise is a system of the highest order: a system whose parts are human beings contributing voluntarily of their knowledge, skill and dedication to a joint venture. And one thing characterizes all genuine systems, whether they be mechanical like the control of a missile, biological like a tree or social like the business enterprise: it is interdependence. The whole of a system is not necessarily improved if one particular function or part is improved or made more efficient. In fact, the system may well be damaged thereby, or even destroyed.

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