Monthly Archives: August 2013

Uncertainty: “It’s the consequences not the events, that ‘stiff’ us!”

One of the issues that has intrigued me about being prepared for uncertainty, in either a fragile or anti-fragile (as per N. Taleb) manner is the second order blindness factor. An event is uncertain when we are not ready to … Continue reading

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Talent management: Microsoft talent dissipation through distraction

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”  ― Peter F. Drucker The news (August 26, 2013) is full of Microsoft and Steve Ballmer’s resignation (?). Today’s post is a very personal perspective … Continue reading

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Performance Management: It’s a lot about constraints

In an article (Overcoming those knock-outs – Canada.com) I read an interesting observation that pertains to how we should think about performance management: “…wouldn’t it be ironic if constraints were essential ingredients of business success.” If I had any argument … Continue reading

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Why not: “Fool me once and shame on me.”?

This post is a thought piece that lays out the question more than any answer. There is an old adage: “Fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.” Why do we need a second … Continue reading

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