Monthly Archives: May 2015

Corporate Culture is a collection of “cultural algorithms”

Our modern life is ruled by algorithms.  While almost all of them are invisible to you and I, we interact with them every day. Searching on Google involves an algorithm. The ATM machine uses algorithms. Credit card purchases use algorithms. … Continue reading

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Can You Rely on Your Corporate Culture?

Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves.  ~Harold S. Geneen Reliability is an important issue in our fast-paced, modern lifestyles. … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture Assessments . . . .Why?

  “To get to where you want to go, you must first know your starting point” Corporate Culture Assessments are definitely the rage in business at the moment.  There are over 70 different culture profile assessments on the markets, some … Continue reading

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Culture Change and The Long Tail

Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, wrote an article in 2004, The Long Tail, which then became a book, published by 2006. Online video retailing offers a great contemporary example of the Pareto probability distribution (hence the name Long Tail) where a few blockbuster … Continue reading

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Needed Urgently: Stewardship and Statesmanship

There is no ownership of the future.  There is only stewardship. Quite a few years ago there was a best selling business book that caught the attention of the more thoughtful in business and the executive ranks.  The book, What … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is Like Concrete

“They swore by concrete. They built for eternity.” ― Gunter Grass Concrete is the most widely used building material, by tonnage, in the world today. And it’s not a modern building material either. The first known use of concrete was some … Continue reading

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