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5 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE FOUNDER OF GOOGLE

  Larry Page, Google’s CEO   Larry Page took the reins as CEO at Google on April 4. Google’s (GOOG) general counsel Kent Walker portrayed the acquisition as a strong defense against patent trolls, but acknowledged that it also gives the company room to grow and add to its Android apps and usability. Spending $1 billion on patents offers an ...

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SHOULD LEADER RELY ON INTUITION FOR DECISION MAKING?

WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY FOR DECISION MAKING? A recent Harvard Working Knowledge blog post ( What is the right mix between intuition and analysis? Several clear themes characterized responses to this month’s column. Dominant among these was that the best way to reach a decision depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the decision, the nature ...

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NEW 12 RULES FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS BY BILL GATES

If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about re-engineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity. About how quickly business itself will be transacted. About how information access will alter the lifestyle of consumers and their expectations of business. Quality improvements and business-process improvements will occur far faster. When the increase in velocity is great enough, the ...

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WHEN TIGER WOOD WILL BOUNCE BACK. HE NEEDS" Auletta."

We all have our opinions of Tiger Woods’ reading his typed, 14-minute apology. I know I do, but I wanted to hear what a professional crisis manager had to say. So, here goes, both an earful and an education in what not to do if you ever feel compelled to face the media for sexual indiscretions. “First of all, he ...

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ART GURU MAVEN MICHAEL SAY " SORRY"

Arts management maven Michael Kaiser has used his ample résumé and his nine-year perch as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to promote his ideas about how to keep the nonprofit arts solvent. A year ago, he launched the Kennedy Center’s “Arts in Crisis” initiative, offering himself and his brain trust at the Washington, D.C., ...

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TIGER WOOD: HOW MANY OF US ARE READY TO SAY "SORRY"

Although it was painful for Tiger Woods to have his giant size ’statement’ this morning, the key question is: was he believable? Oh, we want facts (is Elin leaving? when is he returning to golf? is he staying in rehab?, etc) but that information we could get from his web page, where he has announced everything else. We want to ...

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HOW IS THE LEADERSHIP FOR THE YEAR 2010 AT TOP 20 COMPANIES

At first glance, Zappos.com, the online retailer, appears to have little in common with General Electric (GE), the multinational conglomerate. Hit hard throes of scaling down its financial services subsidiary, GE Capital, by an estimated 40%. Zappos, on the other hand, is tapping into changing consumer habits and ramping up for 30% growth over the next 12 months. Yet surprisingly, ...

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Management lessons from Nordic

Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won gold and silver yesterday in the sport’s final Olympic event. It was the culmination of an amazing winter games for the team, which won medals in all three of the sports’ competitions. It was also one of the more amazing turnaround stories of the Olympics. How Nordic Combined went from dead ...

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12 Questions for Leaders in the Year 2010

If you’re like most business leaders, you spent much of 2009 feeling down and just about out—an often-inescapable result of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Odds are, you grappled with numerous challenges, uncertainties, and “don’t want to, but have to” decisions. As one weary bank CEO confided, “We’re barely hanging on, just trying to survive.” He wasn’t alone, ...

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Leadership is “Net Time” and “Net Results” not “Gross Time”

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit. You’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But, the other four Balls – Family, Health, ...

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