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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Disrupting Disruption Theory [Part I]: Storm in a Modernist Teacup


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A recent article in the New Yorker by Harvard history professor, Jill Lepore is creating quite a storm in management circles. In it she takes Harvard Business School’s Clayton M. Christensen to task for sloppy methods in the derivation and … Continue reading


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A Theory and a Hammer: Managing With Incentives (Part II)


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I spent the past week teaching a leadership class at the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina. At the same time my HBR blog “Is Management Due For a Renaissance” has been attracting continuing comment … Continue reading


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A Theory and a Hammer: Managing with Incentives (Part I)


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The wait time scandal, recently revealed in the Veterans Affairs Hospital (VAH) network in the U.S., is another indication of how difficult it can be to change large-scale, complex organizations. The VAH system has had a long roller-coaster history. It … Continue reading


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Is Management Due for a Renaissance?


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Late last week this blog was published in the Harvard Business Review blog network, where it is attracting a good deal of interest and comment. It is part of a series by speakers participating in the Global Drucker Forum November … Continue reading


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