Compete or collaborate

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From Walter Kiechel’s The Lords of Strategy: “Once you start from the idea that the unit of competitive advantage is not necessarily the corporation, as conventionally defined … it’s like in biology, going from thinking of competition among animals to thinking of competition among genes. The generation of strategic thinking we’re now entering challenges the earlier ontological assumptions. It says that … Read More

A pleasant non-answer

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A pleasant non-answer serves an interesting role in relationships between people. As a general or vague response delivered with a cheery tone or a smile, it can soften bad news.  It can keep people in the dark about what you really think.  A non-answer might also buy you some time while you figure what to do next.  There are positive … Read More

Draining

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Using technology can change the way you think and behave.  It can help make your job easier and facilitate interactions between people.  The best-designed apps, websites, or other online tools can make you forget about what life was like before they came along.  It becomes part of you. Be careful about what tools and technology you choose to use.  The … Read More