Is Our Legacy Important to Our Success?

Do our cultural traditions shape our approach to the world? Outliers,see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book)  has some interesting examples.  Apparently the way that the Chinese count is much simpler than way we count in English.  The result is t

Another Model for Change – Senge

Is a good model for change "To Drive Change?"    Peter Senge in a tape called "The Dance of Change" talks about how we cannot drive change, we need to nurture it.  His example is growing plants to produce flowers and food.  We ca

How to Motivate People — Help

How can I get people to enter their golf scores into the handicap system?  I just read Drive by Dan Pink and would like to apply the ideas of Motivation 3.0 to my problem.  I would like this to be the beginning of a discussion about motivation.  Please comment. Pink

Books I Liked in 2009

I have read mostly non-fiction in 2009 and the best were: Made to Stick see http://www.madetostick.com/thebook/ A neat book with great stories of examples of things that stick and things that do not. Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo see http://www.dambisamoyo.com/deadaid.html Moyo is an Afric

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

The book referred to above is a very challenging book and really makes you think about the motivation and character of the public corporation.  The key thing apparently is that the owners, shareholders, are not libel or responsible for the activity of the corporation.  The o

Business and Integrity

I have just started reading a book called "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power."  The discussion talks about the origins of the public company and the amoral character of the public company.  I will talk more about the book later but I wan

More tipping point

I don’t think I’ve "tipped" on the tipping point.  My general impression of the book "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell were that there might be something there but it is a hammer (to a man with a hammer the whole world is a nail).   

Chasing Daylight – A Book Worth the Read

In our last Senge circle meeting we discussed the book Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly.  I was not sure about posting something on the blog as it is a complete departure from the main purpose of the blog – but I decided it wasn’t true.  The blog is also