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Why Companies Need to Break Their Antisocial Tendencies

Agree or disagree?  “Businesses that are more open about how they work with other companies stand to benefit immensely from unexpected discoveries and partnerships.” So say John Hagel III and John Seely Brown in their recent Fortune.com article.  The authors use the provocative phrase “dynamic business ecosystem” to describe “a gathering of companies where different…
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The Twitter Trap

“Before we succumb to digital idolatry, we should consider that innovation often comes at a price.  And sometimes I wonder if the price is a piece of ourselves.”  So writes Bill Keller of the New York Times in his article “The Twitter Trap.”  More specifically, claims Keller, the new technology “may be eroding characteristics that…
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Horrible bosses?

I really enjoyed an article by Terese Amabile and Steve Kramer that appeared recently in the HBR Blog Network.  The article coincided with the release of the movie “Horrible Bosses” (which I did not see but heard was funny). “Horrible Bosses” follows a long tradition of boss-bashing in film, not to mention TV (The Office)…
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How to Build a Winning Team

A recent article in Newsweek by Jack and Suzy Welch titled “How to Build a Winning Team” contains numerous points worth remembering.  While there is no shortage of books, articles, and seminars on what it takes to build a winning team, this particular article does a nice job of summarizing some key elements. First, the…
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