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Monthly Archives: June 2012

In Praise of Ecological Rationality: The Return of Practical Wisdom to Management


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This is the title of the article of mine published last week by the European Financial Review. It begins like this: Just over fifty years ago in America a concerted attempt was made to professionalize the field of management and … Continue reading


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Obama and Romney: Prisoners of the System?


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I spent Thursday and Friday of last week at a conference in Las Vegas where I was speaking. The meeting was put on by the Applied Finance Group (AFG), a financial consulting company who create sophisticated corporate valuation models for … Continue reading


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Seeing The World With New Eyes


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A few weeks ago I put on a seminar in New York City, kindly hosted by Kaihan Krippendorf. Kaihan is a management strategist, speaker and author who helps organizations “outthink” their competition. He is also an expert blogger for Fast … Continue reading


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Catch 22: The Anatomy of a Social Trap


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Joseph Heller’s best-selling, satirical novel, Catch-22, gets it name from the self-contradicting circular logic that the book’s protagonist, Captain John Youssarian encounters while on active service as a B-25 bombardier during World War II. This was the logic that prevented … Continue reading


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