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Being Age-neutral to Workers and Consumers Has a Lot in Common

This article in Technology Review gives a good account of the issues facing older workers (Aging workers, new technology).

Just ponder this for a moment:

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We Need To Stop Chasing the Last Big Thing and Start Preparing for the Next One

Business in the digital age has become a seemingly never-ending series of “next big things.” Whether it’s e-commerce, search engine optimization, social media, big data or something else, the pattern of firms struggling to adapt is as predictable as Gartner’s hype cycle.

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Leadership Without Consensus Is Great Leadership. Great Leadership Means Deciding on What Is Best for the Company. And Sticking with It.

Many times when people walk out of a meeting and look happy it is because they have achieved consensus and can now move forward. I always question if this is a sign of a good outcome or not. While having everyone on the same page and sharing the same vision is without question a good thing, arriving on a strategic decision based on consensus may not.

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Despite the Headlines, the Future Has Never Been Brighter

It’s easy to get depressed about the world these days. Watch the news for five minutes or more and you’re bound to see signs of the apocalypse. War, poverty, climate change, a new pandemic, there always seems to be new trouble arising somewhere that threatens our health and security.

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Moving at the Speed of Innovation

Do you think that the speed of innovation is too fast for your customers? or just right? Do you know how your customers feel about the pace?

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The Physics of Disruption

Jeremy England, a rising star in the world of physics, has made quite a stir with his ideas about the meaning of life. In a nutshell, England argues that while disorder in the universe tends to increase over time, living things harness energy around them to create order from randomness.

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4 Things You Should Know About Networked Organizations

In 1904, the great sociologist Max Weber visited the United States. As Moises Naim describes in The End of Power, travelling around the vast country for three months, he believed that it represented “the last time in the long-lasting history of mankind that so favourable conditions for a free and grand development will exist.”

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Even if You See the End Is Coming, You Still Need a Strategy Out. It Is the Time To Think New Game

Almost all companies at some point face some serious crisis. Sometimes it is clear that the end is near or coming and no one can see the light at the end of the tunnel, at least not until you see it. Sometimes you know there is a way out but not sure how. 

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Leaders Must Do More Than Inspire—We Must Shape Networks

In a classic Harvard Business Review article, Abraham Zaleznick contrasted two very different styles of authority. Managers, he argued, take a rational approach and seek order and control. Leaders, on the other hand, are more emotionally driven and seek to drive change.

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To Prepare for the Future You Need To Shape It—Or Someone Else Will

These days, the future comes at us faster than ever before. We live in an age of accelerating returns, in which technological advancement moves at an exponential rate. In ten years, no industry will look like it does now. In twenty years many, if not most, of today’s jobs will be completely obsolete.

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