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There Is This Company

Here's something I've been thinking about for some time now.

You see, there is this company.

It publishes over a hundred RSS feeds and several email newsletters, but not a single blog.

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Big or Small, Market Leader or Niche Player?

by: Sigurd Rinde

Why not small company, agile and market leader?

Why must big turnover equal huge payroll?

Allow me:

When my colleague and I did one of our first LBOs many years ago (can manufacturer) we found a "tellers window" where the employees lined up for their brown envelopes with cash at payday.

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Beginning of the End for Great Companies

by: Sigurd Rinde

I used to love Dell and Google.

Dell.com was the place for a geek-in-training - study, tinker, choose, build the machine of your dreams, click, pay and have it delivered. I bought all my machines there, ditto for the companies I was involved in.

Then one day, having enjoyed another build and order experience, a salesperson called me. A what?

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'Climate Counts' Reveals Which Companies Are Walking the Walk

by: Joel Makower

At last, the climate revolution is getting -- well, consumer-friendly.

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Can Human Resources Departments Save the Earth?

by: Joel Makower

One of the things you're likely to see at your workplace in the next few days is some focus on the environment. It's coming up on Earth Day, of course, the time of year when even hardnosed CEOs' thoughts turn green, at least for the moment.

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McKinsey Reports Businesses Loving Web 2.0… Except Blogs

by: Karl Long

Putting People First blog just posted about a survey that strategy consultancy McKinsey just conducted with executives about web 2.0 technologies and found significant interest and support, but they still shy away from blogs:

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Conference Notes From Virtual Worlds 2007

by: Karl Long

An old friend and colleague just sent me these notes he had written up for the Virtual Worlds 2007 conference that just took place in NY.

main point being there is a lot of stuff happening out there and SecondLife is just one player.

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Kanter's Innovation Pyramid

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Time For a New Strategic-Planning Process

by: John Caddell

Monday's Wall Street Journal In The Lead column discussed what the CEO changes at Ford and Viacom say about strategic planning. In short, if you haven't discarded your once-a-year strategic planning process, it's time. Says the Journal:

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Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things

by: Guy Kawasaki

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