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5 leadership mistakes of Star Wars Galactic Empire

If the Galactic Empire had avoided these leadership mistakes, perhaps we wouldn't have had to endure the Star Wars prequels...Not sure that's logical, but here are five leadership mistakes identified by Forbes magazine that the Empire committed, and some suggestions...

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Remember the 1971 ad with the American Indian shedding a tear after witnessing the results of littering and pollution? You'd never guess, but that ad was funded by beverage makers like Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Why? Because in the 1960's these businesses...

“Great Recession” public assets land grab ~ Michael Hudson

I didn't plan on watching the whole talk by Economist Michael Hudson but, as an old MBA student, I couldn't let go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQqrxHGcoQ Hudson makes the argument that executives running the conventional banking system have created a false belief...

How employers demanding access to Facebook accounts can backfire

A fictitious letter of resignation makes the point that if employers demand access to the Facebook accounts of employees or interviewees, the employers become vulnerable to all kinds of anti-discrimination lawsuits: My ability to select the best candidates for our...

“Great Recession” public assets land grab ~ Michael Hudson

I didn't plan on watching the whole talk by Economist Michael Hudson but, as an old MBA student, I couldn't let go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQqrxHGcoQ Hudson makes the argument that executives running the conventional banking system have created a false belief...

Zynga’s strategy ~ “Don’t f***ing innovate!”

“I don’t f***ing want innovation...You’re not smarter than your competitor. Just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers.” ~ Zynga CEO Mark Pincus This Forbes piece, Leaked Zynga Memo Justifies Copycat Strategy, analyzes the recently leaked memo where...

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What is the relationship between labor and technology?

What is the relationship between labor and technology?

I heard a Middle Eastern security consultant talk about labor and technology, and he declared that his view on the relationship between labor and technology was completely the opposite of that of his American colleagues. For the Americans, they focused on technology...

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