Strategy. Simple Right?

A recent HBR article, “The (Surprisingly) Simple Rules of Strategy” (for some reason the magazine title is different than the online version), provides exactly what it states: a brilliantly simple view of the strategic planning process. The underlying theme is, strategy has become too reliant on models, and convergent thinking, at the expense of what […]

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Design Is Part of BAU.

A recent article on Fast Company’s design page, hosts an article: “The Secret To Apple’s Long-Term Success?“. Their simple answer to what it is? It [Apple] always prepares for the future. They design to over-haul and innovate. Never to just “upgrade“.  Innovation is “to renew or change”.  It is not just part of an offsite strategy retreat. It […]

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Old Management = Old Answers. Duh.

Yet another long overdue post. On May 6th, 2011 (I told you it was an overdue post), I attended my first Rotman Life Long Learning Event. This annual event draws an impressive list of attendees and speakers, and 06-05-11 was no different. Among the speakers, one individual (not surprisingly) shined. Daniel Pink, the author of […]

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Book Review: A Whole New Mind

Daniel Pink’s 2005 book, on the merits of right- brained thinking, has a title, “A Whole New Mind: Why Right- Brainers Will Rule the Future“, which suggests a revolution is upon us. In reality, the apocalypse the title implies is not that scary. Behind its auspicious cover, a WNM provides a comprehensive historical account of the […]

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