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  • slings and arrows Jun 14, 2018

    Failure seems to be all the rage these days, but how well do organizations embrace the learning that can come from making mistakes and avoid the emotional bondage that can stem from them?

  • compounding knowledge May 14, 2018

    Competitive advantage for an organization stems from the alignment of resources within a structure and culture that are designed to produce results. The "how" of that is changing.

  • the culture factor Mar 3, 2018

    How do you go about understanding the hidden but important aspects of an organization? Here's a simple place to start.

  • a cycle called yourself Jan 22, 2018

    As a long trip together ends, it's time to get more personal and think about the lessons learned from the ups and downs along the way.

  • analysis itself Jan 14, 2018

    Diagrams of investment process invariably illustrate the functional elements and steps of decision making. But what lies deeper within?

  • getting unstuck Jan 9, 2018

    We've all been there. Frozen, unable to move forward, caught in an approach that just isn't working at all. It can happen to organizations (and industries) too.

  • gumption traps Jan 4, 2018

    We are continually faced with problems, some caused by external forces and others by internal ones. Meeting them head on is a challenge (at least for most of us).

  • searching for quality Jan 2, 2018

    It's easy to bandy about a word like "quality," but quite another thing to grasp its characteristics and apply them in a judicious way.

  • across the great divides Dec 27, 2017

    An iconic book of the 1970s provides the framework for looking at the investment world from a different perspective. This first in a series of postings looks at a number of dualities that are examined in it.

  • busy dying Nov 27, 2017

    Active management organizations face a new landscape. To meet the needs of clients going forward, they need to evaluate and redesign their organizations, perhaps in dramatic ways.

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