First is good – Better is better (Facebook won!)

Facebook owns its market, maybe the whole world!  But it wasn’t first – it was just simpler to use, (and very, very, very, very competitive). Here’s the key quote: Campus Network figured it out first. Facebook just executed it better. Read about this here: The Other Social Network: It launched first. It had cooler features.… Read More First is good – Better is better (Facebook won!)

From Roger Staubach to Title IX Babies – Athletic Endeavor Really Can Lead to Business Success

Legendary is not a strong enough word.  Here in Dallas, whatever punch the word “legendary” carries, it is not enough to describe the name Roger Staubach.  The winner of two Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys, Roger Staubach is simply the man.  And his success on the field carried over into a vast Real Estate… Read More From Roger Staubach to Title IX Babies – Athletic Endeavor Really Can Lead to Business Success

The Life Span of Corporations – A Quote for the Day from The Power of Positive Deviance

Without comment, from The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Richard T. Pascale, Jerry Sternin, Monique Sternin: It is an empirical fact that most of the world’s cities live forever.  Corporations, on the other hand, live half as long as the average human being…  Corporations, in the name of… Read More The Life Span of Corporations – A Quote for the Day from The Power of Positive Deviance

Constant Innovation – It’s Not Good to be Behind

Here are the last two lines from Farhad Manjoo’s article Why I Won’t Stop Writing About Apple and Google: They’re innovative, they’re fascinating, and they’re polarizing: Nobody knows what the world will look like in 2015. But given their recent track records, my best guess is that Apple and Google are inventing it now. Manjoo… Read More Constant Innovation – It’s Not Good to be Behind

Context, and Confusion – Reflections on Gladwell’s Latest

(Wiki/Twitter activism) is simply a form of organizing which favors the weak-tie connections that give us access to information over the strong-tie connections that help us persevere in the face of danger. It shifts our energies from organizations that promote strategic and disciplined activity and toward those which promote resilience and adaptability. It makes it… Read More Context, and Confusion – Reflections on Gladwell’s Latest

Passing the Baton – One Woman at a Time

Cheryl offers: October’s HBR article “Why Succession Shouldn’t Be a Horse Race” describes how Xerox’s former CEO Anne Mulcahy successfully identified, developed and eventually passed the CEO baton to Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company while also marking the first ever woman-to-woman succession. What was most interesting was… Read More Passing the Baton – One Woman at a Time

The Times, They Are a-Changin’ – Yes, They Are

I’ve read Daniel Gross through the years on Slate.com.  He’s now moved over to Yahoo Finance. I enjoyed this paragraph in his final slate column, Farewell, Slate Readers! What I’ve learned in eight years of covering business for Slate. When my first Moneybox column appeared on June 26, 2002, things were quite different. Many of… Read More The Times, They Are a-Changin’ – Yes, They Are

The Power of Positive Deviance – One of the Two Good Books for this Friday’s First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob Morris, my blogging colleague and general all around font of amazing knowledge and wisdom, reads books by the bushel full.  I read fewer – far fewer. And, more times than not, in the last couple of years, I have chosen a book that Bob tells me “would be a good one for the First… Read More The Power of Positive Deviance – One of the Two Good Books for this Friday’s First Friday Book Synopsis

Hide Your Kindle Inside a “Real Book” – just fyi…

Rob Walker is the author of Buying In, and writes for murketing.com, the New York Times, and has contributed to a few books.  He introduced the concept of “murketing.”  From the Amazon page about his book: Walker takes a close look at past and present consumerism in the United States, positing that older forms of… Read More Hide Your Kindle Inside a “Real Book” – just fyi…