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Any Questions?

Dec 23, 2010

Any Questions?

Last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine ran a terrific piece on how a cadre of “idea entrepreneurs” from Jump Associates, IDEO and other firms are helping companies learn how to think. A big part of the process, it turns out, is not providing answers. Rather, it is helping organizations figure out the questions they should be asking. “A consultant solves problems,” Vijay Govindarajan, a professor…

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Zuckerberg’s Mental Hardware

Dec 15, 2010

Zuckerberg’s Mental Hardware

In naming Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg its Person of the Year, Time magazine pointed to the profound impact that his company now has. “In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S.,” Time noted. “If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest, behind…

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Cloud Computing and Peter Drucker

Dec 02, 2010

Cloud Computing and Peter Drucker

Check out Drucker Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman’s latest column for Bloomberg Businessweek. The column takes a look at what Peter Drucker might have thought about cloud computing.

From Sin City to Green City?

Nov 22, 2010

From Sin City to Green City?

Las Vegas has suffered more than most cities during the economic downturn.  With fewer visitors spending less on leisure activities, including gambling, Sin City now has the highest unemployment rate of all big metro areas, as well as a foreclosure rate five times the national average. As a result, Vegas is now trying to diversify its economy and reinvent itself as a prime destination for…

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Can Sony Get Its Mojo Back?

Nov 18, 2010

Can Sony Get Its Mojo Back?

Check out Drucker Institute executive director Rick Wartzman’s latest column for Bloomberg Businessweek. The column takes a look at Sony’s recent decision to stop production of the once ubiquitous Walkman and explores the company’s opportunities for reclaiming a prime position in the electronics market.

Has Google Lost Its Way?

Oct 23, 2010

Has Google Lost Its Way?

The way Peter Drucker looked at things, nothing is more important to an organization than having a clear and effective mission. And focus is clearly a big part of that. “The hospital isn’t going to sell shoes, and it’s not going into education on a big scale,” Drucker wrote. “It’s going to take care of the sick.” With that backdrop, it begs the question: Is…

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