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Cost cutting AND smart investing

We’ve all been experiencing the discomfort of the economic recession, especially when it comes to the massive cuts most companies are making with respect to training programs, marketing budgets, and anything that could be perceived as ‘fat’. What’s unfortunate is … Continue reading

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Web 2.0: Are you observing or participating?

Yesterday I listened to a philosophy podcast at the gym; it was an interview with William A. Drumin, a professor at King’s College in Pennsylvania. Drumin co-authored a book, Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics that looks at the … Continue reading

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Giving birth to the new

Last week I had the chance to hear Margaret Wheatley speak. It was my first time hearing her speak ‘live’; she had such a calmness and presence around her. For me the thoughts she shared really articulated what I am … Continue reading

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Ask what you can do

Phil posted an excellent comment on my last blog posting and it was so good it inspired me to write another post! There are two parallel questions in my mind: What types of structures/systems can enable people to express their … Continue reading

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Making yourself heard

High-performing teams, just like well-functioning societies, are successful because all members actively share their thoughts, opinions and talent. There’s a lot written about teams and organizations that structure themselves to get the diversity of voices/opinions into the conversation to drive innovation and growth. But … Continue reading

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You can’t hate someone whose story you know

Last month Rotterdam held its annual International Film Festival. I thought it would be fun to go, so I started to search for films and decided to look at the films whose title started with a Z (my thinking being how could you … Continue reading

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Harmonization vs. Standardization

This topic came to mind from a recent conversation I had with the branch manager of a global company. She was facing a challenge with her COO; he had requested that certain functions and roles needed to participate in her monthly branch meeting. … Continue reading

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What are you paying attention to?

I was recently having a conversation with some of my teammates at work around what we believe should be done to make our world more sustainable and to reduce xenophobia. My perspective was the following: Sustainability: I believe we should put all our … Continue reading

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Harmony and Innovation

My last post left a question in my mind; does harmony negate innovation? Innovation is a new way of doing something. I believe you can’t have innovation without having diversity. An interesting article by Margaret Wheatley describes how diversity plays an important role in … Continue reading

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My debut

Well I feel a little late to finally be joining the blogging world as it seems that everyone has had a blog except me. So why start now? It’s pretty straightforward; I like to share my thoughts/opinions with others, and I enjoy writing … Continue reading

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