When More Information = Less Informed

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This is a bit longer than my normal posts, but this is an important idea worth exploring. Grab a coffee and put your feet up.  When I was a kid, proving I was sick enough to stay home from school required either a show of vomit or a fever. Back then, checking one’s temperature involved the use of a thin piece …

Bookstore Serendipity: Creativity In The Efficient World Of Amazon

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Originally posted at Forbes.com To begin, a confession: I am a huge fan of Amazon and everything it is about. I have been a Prime member for years, and I have given Prime memberships as gifts. I marvel at the way Amazon makes everything so easy to do as a customer, whether it is buying, watching, listening, or returning. Amazon has mastered the …

Don’t Cut The Fat — Burn It

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Originally posted at Forbes.com For decades now, the accepted wisdom has been the same for both nutrition and management: cut the fat. Just as emerging science has come to show the health benefits of nutritional fat, it is time to reexamine the managerial obsession with eliminating “fat” and organizational waste. Food For Thought In the late 1970’s, the federal government launched a task …