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 …

Entropy & Echo Chambers

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Have you ever looked at the decisions a leader makes and wondered “How can they be so dumb?” This is increasingly a common refrain, as the disconnect between leaders and the people they lead becomes a lens through which those people view everything the leader says and does. This is true in business, as employee engagement remains stagnant and low while …