Monthly Archives: February 2012

Case Studies Gone Bonkers . . .

“The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education. “– Ralph Waldo Emerson I am a big fan of Professor Henry Mintzberg of McGill University.  Mintzberg is, in my mind, one of the … Continue reading

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Behind Paradise . . . let’s do the math

“The only paradise is paradise lost”  -Marcel Proust Most of us remember the classic scene from the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion are in front of the mighty and powerful Wizard … Continue reading

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Initiative . . . and the Dead Bicycle

“Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed.” I am an observer of people and human behaviour.  I guess that’s why I became a … Continue reading

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Feeling 13 Again . . .

A man growing old becomes a child again.  -Sophocles For a brief time this morning I felt 13 years old again.  Let me explain why.  I was up at 6am, quickly dressed, got my fishing gear organised, jumped on a … Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t, Teach . . . MBA Class

Business schools train people to sit in their offices and look for case studies. The more Harvard succeeds, the more business fails.   -Henry Mintzberg The other afternoon my doorbell rang and outside were five well-groomed young people (I know … Continue reading

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Getting my hair cut . . .

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  ~Kahlil Gibran I live in a big city. London, a very big city!  The recent population of Greater London is … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda is not so Hidden . . .

I was recently having breakfast at an out-of-town hotel (something I do quite often these days) prior to a client meeting and at the table next to me sat three businessmen.  They were also away on business and their day, … Continue reading

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