"TV programming has never been more diverse or of higher quality."
"Your full identity is only one cookie away."
Most of what we need doesn't require money.
A lesson in adaptation.
Time for a new plan.
"If you can identify those magic few, you can create a movement of many."
Peter Drucker once said that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” My father had a more practical view, he used to tell me that “a leader is one who has followers.” (If you think about it for a second, it’s wiser than it first appears).
Strategy guru Michael Porter likes to say that strategy is about making choices and indeed it is. Good strategy is as much about what you don’t do as it is what you do.
Computers have been around for a while. For a long time though, nobody could say if they were doing us any good or not. As economist Robert Solow put it in 1987, “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”
Management fads come and go. Core Competency, Value Chains, Reinvention and others have all had their day in the sun. Each had its merits and demerits, became overhyped and left us disillusioned until we found new promise in the next management craze.
Starting a new business is hard. I should know. Over the course of my career I’ve started many, with varied results. I’m not alone either, about one third of businesses fail in their first two years.