Archives: November 2005
Nov 14, 2005
Peter Drucker recently died at the age of 95 - leaving behind a tremendous legacy of business common sense and guidance. But, I can’t say it any better than Tom Peters, so go here.
Regardless of your business or non-profit issue, chances are Drucker wrote about it - in easy to understand, no-nonsense terms. If you’ve not looked at his books since biz school, I recommend you take another long look (and keep a few handy for quick reference, as I do.)
Nov 12, 2005
Via my colleague and guru in all things techy, Shane Robinson. Take a quick test to see how fast your upload and download speed really is. Of course, the speeds may be different than your broadband provider claims - I know you’re shocked at that idea
Quick and free test at Speakeasy Sure, they want to sell you something - but they also give one of the better simple explanations of broadband and connectivity - so if you’re still wondering “what the heck?” about all the techy
Nov 09, 2005
Don’t we all wish that life was as tidy as biz school case studies? Well, it’s not. It’s also not fair, and smart people do stupid things. All of which should be factored into real-world business planning.
Thus, my idea: MBA the board game! Instead of systematically working a case with defined variables and assumptions - people would learn to think on their feet and turn on a dime. Depending on the roll of the dice and cards chosen - the students would have to deal with everything
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