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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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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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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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Leadership and Objectivity

I often tell people around me, “To objectively read a book is impossible.”  This is an important principle that many of you know in one way or another.  However, most people do not realize how fundamental this idea is to business growth. A corollary to this phrase would be: to objectively view a customer, supplier, […]

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Chinese Culture and Relationship

Chinese culture and relationship means we need to understand how relationship is different in China than in the West.  Much has been said of the ‘guanxi’ or relational focus of China business.  Some see its corrupt influence, but others like myself can see its positive aspects. I learned in China that I am too independent. […]

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