Excellent Rands’ article on rumors in organisations

If you want to read one good article today, read this one … Rands in Repose’s in-depth look at rumors in organisations, “How to build a rumour.” Why? Well, if you write this: Scary but true rule: As a leader, at any given point during your tenure, 30% of the team is unhappy with your … Continue reading Excellent Rands’ article on rumors in organisations

Trust, but verify

Ronald Reagan and the Belgian law dealing with subsidy conditions Ronald Reagan used this old Russian proverb (“Doveryai, no proveryai”) when referring to his relationship with the Russians in the context of the nuclear disarmament in the 1980’s. In essence, the proverb refers to the understanding that any agreement needs to be accompanied by some … Continue reading Trust, but verify

Clay Shirky on newspapers or really any innovative industry

Vacation time is reading time. And I’ve built up quite a queue of Instapaper articles I needed to get through. As I was moving my archive to DevonThink, in order to be able to consult it quicker, I came across this quite old article by Clay Shirky. Titled “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”, Shirky explains … Continue reading Clay Shirky on newspapers or really any innovative industry