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A Debatable Dilemma: Mitt 2.0 versus the President

Last week’s presidential debate exemplified a core dilemma for each of the presidential candidates (…we couldn’t help but notice). The GOP badly needed Romney to come across as presidential, human and credible, without abandoning his conservative values and position. Challengers must prove they belong in the office. Obama needed to hold onto the moral high…

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Critical Thinking For Business Leaders: Alex Lowy Interviewed In Malaysia

“Great leaders pay attention to both the short-term and the long-term, sales and development.” Alex Lowy has made several consulting trips to Malaysia in recent years, both teaching and meeting with business leaders and clients. On his most recent visit he conducted a project for Job Hunt Training called “Critical Thinking & Strategic Problem-Solving Skills…

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Mad Mobs: Crowd Control In The Age Of Twitter And Flash Mobs

In August 2011 riots broke out in the Tottenham section of London, after protests against the police killing of a 29-year old man turned violent. Over the ensuing days riots spread to other sections of London, spurred on by social media posts that encouraged looting and out-of-control behavior. The world was shocked by the scale…

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Apple’s Strategy Evolution 2011

Draw a cloud on a whiteboard. Now draw four boxes inside the cloud and label them “Facebook,” “Apple,” “Google,” and “Amazon.” Increasingly this is the picture of the world. The internet cloud is still there, but all the action takes place inside the walled gardens that control access to our communications, our documents, our apps,…

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Getting The Tensions Right

“Every business faces the opposing forces of the pull for more growth against the pull for more profitability; the demand to show profit today against the need to invest in the company’s future; and the call for optimizing the whole against the tendency of individual parts to maximize their own performance. The three performance tensions…

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