Archive for May, 2012

Being a Genius Does Not Mean You Have To Fail

I mentioned Ken Thomson’s leadership recently and today want to mention Reid Hoffman. Ken Thomson is not a genius, but got good people (also not geniuses) who had the same values and direction.  Reid Hoffman is a Genius. He started and led LinkedIn.  Ronen Shilo says, ” First, he had a vision which he executed […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Customers, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Don’t Follow the Crowd. Learn from the Long Time Successful

Hiring for credentials is epidemic and unwise.  Readers probably know how much harm I have seen from this practice. I could not help but paste a piece of this article explaining how Thomson Corporation achieved huge growth over the 30 years of Ken Thomson’s leadership.  I paste several words below. In 1976, Thomson inherited a […]

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Oklahoma Thunder and Good Business

Perhaps the NBA can help us think today. Kobe Bryant scored 42 points for the Lakers in their loss to Oklahoma in Game 5. See the report here.  Kobe was all about me.  He was the hero, but Oklahoma had a team. Check out this quote. ”That’s a tough team, man. They weren’t laying down,” […]

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Workers are Dissatisfied. Does It Matter?

I heard an old boss remark once, “They should be thankful they have a job.” Then he knuckled down on their benefits.  Forbes put out survey data on employee satisfaction.  Just 19% of Americans are satisfied with their job.  See the whole article here.   They note the world situation is much the same. It does […]

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