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My Grandmother was unusual. Who was yours?

ron's picture
Unusual people and events have powerfully shaped my life, and the lessons I’ve learned from them are the roots of my unrelenting passion. My grandmother was my earliest inspiration. She taught kindergarten in New York City for 40 years, and when I visited her class, I felt like the most imp

"But what do people really think?"

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You know, behind your back... What do they think of your product or your sales pitch or your speech? What do they think of your new sweater or your new friend? Hint: You won't find out by searching for

How This Startup Kicked Oracle’s A$$

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  A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. How did a small, open source software company from Finland capture billions in market

My 12 High-impact Interview Questions for Top Candidates

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If you’re not getting exceptional hires, it may be because your traditional interview process is simply not designed to excite them. Instead of dwelling on the past, a superior alternative is to ask them to solve real problems, and to demonstrate that they are forward-looking and that they

The art of the apology

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Have you heard the colossal customer service bungle about the "bedbug letter"?               A guest in a hotel finds himself attacked by bedbugs during his stay. He writes an angry letter to the presid

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam - Dreams and Vision

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His Excellency, The President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam talks about technology and taking the nation forward.... Societal transformation and explicit knowledge Economic growth for India is fundamentally tied to societal transformation in the knowledge products and service sector.

The Folly of Chasing Two Rabbits

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Last month I had written about risks associated with growth and why managers underestimate them.  Risk arises from complexity. I had cited how Nike has grown rapidly, and profitably over the last two decades by selecting initiatives that reduce the number of variables to one.

Structuring your Employees’ Cost to Company (CTC)

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Learn about "Cost to Company" or CTC in detail. Also given some tips to Structure the CTC of your employees. The phrase "Cost to Company" or CTC, as it is commonly known, means different figures to different people.

HR Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions

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The rapid changing business scenario in the market place, due to the globalization phenomenon, growth in the outsourcing mode of working, the need to speed up growth, and the shortening of product cycles, has forced companies to think about using "mergers and acquisitions" as a part of t

The Honest Economy: A New Way of Doing Business

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It wasn’t long ago that in order to buy a car, you couldn’t even get cost information on the phone, much less view a web page that gave you every spec, photo, and no-haggle price you could possibly imagine. But companies like CarMax realized their industry was screwed up. In their min