Blake Lee-Harwood: Why the BP spill was good for wildlife

Writing in Management Today’s blog, The Green Machine, Blake Lee-Harwood discusses some fascinating research from the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill which shows a huge increase in marine species in the area after the oil-spill. I’m always attracted to unexpected results and this one is a great reminder of the importance of taking a holistic view […]

A Post-Bureaucratic World

I’ve just come across this TED talk, dating from February 2010, by David Cameron (now, of course, the UK’s Prime Minister but at the time Leader of the Opposition).  In it, he discusses three themes of interest: Firstly, that governments everywhere have run out of money.  His question, “How do we make things better without […]

Power in Speech and Language

Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Power: Why Some People Have It … And Others Don’t, explores the power of language in speech and leadership, here.

Bambi and Godzilla – Matthew Stibbe

Some great advice from Bad Language’s Matthew Stibbe on the relationship between small businesses and large.  Very relevant to all freelancers and portfolio workers.

Bambi and Godzilla – Matthew Stibbe

Some great advice from Bad Language’s Matthew Stibbe on the relationship between small businesses and large.  Very relevant to all freelancers and portfolio workers.

The Power of Ponder

This is worth … well … pondering.  “How to be more intelligent” is, I think, less about becoming more intelligent per se, and more about using the mental faculty we already have to good purpose.  It is too easy to accept the received opinion.  It is comforting to align to the loudest or neatest argument.  […]

The common sense we too often forget

How to seek a favour; sound advice from HBR blog’s Jodi Glickman.

Priceless

16.  First snowfall 25.  Starting again with new energy 30.  A good night’s sleep 76.  Rioja wine, manchego cheese, cured ham … excerpts from Nicholas Bate’s latest mini-book, “Priceless 101”.  Charming, amusing, thought provoking and inspiring.

Privacy vs. Transparency – dot.Maggie Blog

Here is an interesting interview with John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the BBC’s Maggie Shiels.  Perry Barlow draws a distinction between the need for privacy and that for transparency.  He also discusses how firms like Google alter the way in which we perceive and consequently make decisions based on the […]

Privacy vs. Transparency – dot.Maggie Blog

Here is an interesting interview with John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the BBC’s Maggie Shiels.  Perry Barlow draws a distinction between the need for privacy and that for transparency.  He also discusses how firms like Google alter the way in which we perceive and consequently make decisions based on the […]

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