By: Antony Jay
“@HarvardBiz: Our archive pick this week is Antony Jay’s classic “How to Run a Meeting.” http://t.co/Q0dODP2qPt http://t.co/LUPhh8JPC9”
Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes
Which is more effective when it comes to re-using hotel towels : "Save the environment " or "Join your fellow guests in saving the environment"? Turns out the second message gets significantly better results, because it uses "Social Proof", Dan Pink says that “When we try to predict people’s behaviors, we always over weight the importance of personality and underweight the
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/VlbiLa7Wzw Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.
How often have you felt this deep urge to just break free, to let go, to be yourself ? And how often have you actually got down to doing it, even if it meant breaking the norms or the family and society expectations or upsetting people who matter ?
Had to watch this video, what are these path breaking entrepreneurs talking about? It is a long video, but I was engrossed right through. Sergey and Brin really think big, they are taking big bets, however they have figured out an excellent way not to get the main Google business defocused, while
Recently a relative fell ill and needed immediate platelet transfusion from a live blood donor. I posted a request for a B+ donor on the mail group of our residential community. In just a couple of hours I was swamped by calls, messages, and mails from prospective donors.
Small is the new BIG - Did you read that right? Yes, that’s right! This is the new buzz word of the 21st century. First it was the turn of technology companies dreamt up by buzzing entrepreneurs who built up huge valuations out of translating their ideas into big bucks.
Devdutt Patnaik lucidly draws from Hindu Mythology, subtle differences between western management thought and possibly forgotten Indian Management Thought. Change happens first in the mind, points out Devdutt Patnaik, so instead of focusing more on the tasks, tools and techniques or what he calls "Institutions and action points." One needs to focus more on thought. As he puts it, "When the thoughts of entrepreneur change then everything