Traits of a serial entrepreneur

The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack
Bill J. Bonnstetter, hbr.org

Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people, but they behave in patterns. In fact, as I recently wrote here on HBR, my firm’s research shows that most serial entrepreneurs display persuasion, leadership, personal accountability, goal orientation, a…

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Visualize the management team’s mutations

Infographic: Watch A Company’s Management Team Mutate Over 4 Years
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com

What would your corporate structure look like if you tracked every employee, manager, and department over years? Maybe a lot like this.

Unless you’re self-employed, we’re all cogs in a larg­er machine. The prob­lem can be, how do you track that…

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The Leaderless Organization: more makers and fewer managers

 

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English: The logo for Apple Computer, now Apple Inc.. The design of the logo started in 1977 designed by Rob Janoff with the rainbow color theme used until 1999 when Apple stopped using the rainbow color theme and used a few different color themes for the same design. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greg, digitaltonto.com

Good leadership, after all, is defined by its absence. Related posts:• 3 Levels of Strategy
• Apple’s (not so) Stupid Strategy
• How Companies Fail
• 21st Century Strategy
• Why The Lunatics Really Do Run The Asylum

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The Leaderless Organization

Why energy management is the key to growth

Why Better Energy Management is the Key to Peak Productivity
Gregory Ciotti, lifehacker.com

We live in a cul­ture that seems obsessed with being pro­duc­tive. While increas­ing our out­put and doing more with our time is cer­tain­ly an admirable goal, accord­ing to Tony Schwartz, author of Be Excel­lent at Any­thing, that mis­guid…

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David Allen, Getting Things Done® and GTD®

 

Cover of "Getting Things Done: The Art of...
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David Allen, Getting Things Done® and GTD®.

 

this approach to time management focuses on organizing things by the context in which you do them, like you have done with the house: kitchen, office, recreation etc.

 

 

 

Using Census data for life science intelligence

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s quality-of-l...
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s quality-of-life index, 2005 8.000 – 8.999 7.201 – 7.999 6.000 – 7.200 5.000 – 5.999 4.000 – 4.999 3.000 – 3.999 No Data (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many government resources are a great way to gather intelligence for life science companies:

Census Bureau Homepage.

Rethinking technology project management using ethnography

Change Management
Change Management (Photo credit: larry_odebrecht)

This interesting article resonates with who has been involved in the management of large scale technology projects who knows that they are frequently plagued by mountains of paperwork as specialists try to document and capture what they think people will want or need in a new system for many months only to find out that their largely theoretical exercise has proven fruitless when upon go live it is quickly discovered that people’s actual habits have little in common with what they perceived them to be and as a result the product they have designed does not meet their needs. Anthropologists and ethnographers take a very different approach to many business professionals by insisting upon participant observations or tactile, hands on utilization of a new system in its “native habitat” with people who will use it. Fields such as change management are often given insufficient resources to enact change. Fortunately some more enlightened companies are now supporting change management programs. Furthermore much improved new collaborative and project management tools existing in the cloud now allow small teams to more efficiently capture and share information, conduct prototyping, and visualization.

CEOExpress: Business portal for executives created by a busy executive

CEOExpress: Business portal for executives created by a busy executive.

Online Project Management & Planning Software – LiquidPlanner

English: VA IT Project Management Framework
English: VA IT Project Management Framework (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Online Project Management & Planning Software – LiquidPlanner.

Change management concept


According to an article in Strategy and BusinessAny significant transformation creates “people issues.” New leaders will be asked to step up, jobs will be changed, new skills and capabilities must be developed, and employees will be uncertain and resistant. Dealing with these issues on a reactive, case-by-case basis puts speed, morale, and results at risk. A formal approach for managing change — beginning with the leadership team and then engaging key stakeholders and leaders — should be developed early, and adapted often as change moves through the organization. This demands as much data collection and analysis, planning, and implementation discipline as does a redesign of strategy, systems, or processes. The change-management approach should be fully integrated into program design and decision making, both informing and enabling strategic direction. It should be based on a realistic assessment of the organization’s history, readiness, and capacity to change.”

IT Training Courses & Certifications | Business Management Courses

The Future of Education
The Future of Education (Photo credit: jurvetson)

IT Training Courses & Certifications | Business Management Courses.