Many of you attended or have listened to the synopsis I gave on Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner (Crown Books, 2016) at the First Friday Book Synopsis. Here is a follow-up with some of the questions that participants are forecasting from the Good Judgment Open Group: Newly Published Questions… Read More Newest Forecasting Questions from Superforecasting Open Judgment Group
There are three hardcover business books that debuted on today’s Wall Street Journal best-selling list (May 28-29, p. C 16). They are: # 4 – NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE by Christopher Voss (Harper Business) # 5 – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SHARK by Robert Herjavec (St. Martin’s Press) #10 – MAKERS AND TAKERS… Read More Three New Debut Best-Sellers
• “Success is peace of mind which is s direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” • For Coach Wooden, 10 national championships are summed up in the simplicity of an elegant formula: 10 = C + F + U (Conditioning + Fundamentals +… Read More Conditioning + Fundamentals + Unity – Coach John Wooden’s Formula for Success
What do you need to focus on for organizational success? I think the number of issues is small. But so very few organizations master these. Assuming you know and are successfully focused on your actual business (a big assumption — Peter Drucker: “What is your Business?”), here’s my current list: 1) Build leaders 2) Engage… Read More The Five Issues – for Organizational Success
“The only job security is found in your own ability to keep learning!” Peter Drucker “Through learning, we re-create ourselves.” Peter Senge ———– We all know the challenge – to keep learning. But, in most cases, learning is not learning something new, but instead, remembering what we knew, but forgot — or remembering what we… Read More Lifelong Learning – One Life-Long String of Refresher Courses
The incoherence, I think, is a sign of something deeper: Research in Motion doesn’t know what kind of company it wants to be. Farhad Manjoo, What on Earth Happened to BlackBerry?: Research in Motion’s new tablet is a misguided mess. ——- I know practically nothing about technology. I use a Mac, an iPhone, and I’m… Read More Clarity; Focus; Definition; “What kind of company do you want to be?” – observation/insight from Farhad Manjoo
This one is simply beyond me. My friend Larry James went to the Post Office to buy stamps – and they.were.out.of.stamps! Twice! (read about it here). Peter Drucker famously counseled all businesses to answer these three questions: What is your business? Who is your customer? What does your customer consider value? When a business fails… Read More The Post Office Was Out of Stamps – Can you Believe It?!
Yesterday you graduated and you were set for life – only needing to “keep up” a bit with ongoing developments in your chosen field. Today when you graduate you’re set for, say, fifteen minutes. If you took a technical course in the first year of your studies, half of what you learned may be obsolete… Read More Keep Learning – It’s Your Only Job Security (Macrowikinomics reinforces this ever-more-true truth)
It never ends. There is always the next new thing to learn. And not just the next new thing, but, in reality, the new world — the whole new landscape, the changing approach, to work itself. “The old has gone, the new” keeps coming… Peter Drucker, who coined the phrase the “knowledge worker” in his… Read More The Need for Continuous Learning (Peter Drucker, 1994)
Back around 1994, I was asked to speak to residents of a local upscale Retirement Community on Current Events. The woman who asked me, the activities director at the Retirement Community, knew that I loved “keeping up,” and felt that I might help her residents stay connected with the larger world. Now, 16 years later,… Read More Life-Long Learning – Really!