Tag Archives: Harvard Business Review

Are your circuits overloaded?

Sorry: I cannot “like” you, follow your blog or Twitter posts, or subscribe to your RSS feed. I carve an hour or more out of each day for reading but I most likely won’t get to that great article you’ve shared, even … Continue reading

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If you want to be negative, you may get subtracted

I am no Pollyanna. I am generally a happy person, an optimist by nature. I see the glass as half full, and possibilities. Earlier this year a Harvard Business Review blog post noted that most people who achieve their goals are realistic optimists, people who believe … Continue reading

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Do we learn the right lessons from our successes?

Do we learn the real lessons that a success can teach us? A new post on the Harvard Business Review blog reminds us there are three common reasons why we may not be getting the most mileage from the things that … Continue reading

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Are paper business cards passe?

The business card is a way to differenciate ourselves and our organizations. The paper stock, color, design, what we include and exclude, all make statements about a company, its employees, its corporate persona and its priorities. Susy Jackson, an assistant editor for … Continue reading

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How do you know if your employees are losing their edge?

As the first baby boomers hit age 65, even those of us on the trailing edge of the wave have to admit we are middle-aged. We may be one of the fittest, most ambitious, most highly educated generations to swim … Continue reading

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What knowledge should be managed?

A recent Harvard Business Review blog post discusses how strategic relevance should be the yardstick for determing what knowledge assets are  important to retain, protect and share. In most companies I have come across, management files and hard drives are brimming with  information … Continue reading

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Who’s the customer?

In the November 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review there’s an interesting article about business strategy that discusses the importance of ‘knowing your customer.’ “Who is our real customer?” may seem like a rhetorical question, but Harvard Business School professor Robert … Continue reading

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Marketing pros: Instead of talking down, listen up

The Harvard Business Review’s website is like Scrooge McDuck’s vault: There is something valuable everywhere you look. One new HBR Blog posting (http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2010/10/marketing_can_do_better.html) discusses the concept of “listening up” as a marketing initiative. Author Umair Haque, Director of the Havas Media Lab, explains, “Listening … Continue reading

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