Revolution In The Air

Revolution In The Air

Is the busi­ness world due for a rev­o­lu­tion? That was the idea behind a bril­liant clos­ing address by Charles Handy [link] giv­en last week at the 9th Glob­al Peter Druck­er Forum in Vien­na [link]. I sensed a degree of rest­less­ness among the...

Have A Merry… Robot?

Robots are not as new as you might think, but the threat of robots replac­ing human work­ers has been a per­sis­tent top­ic of dis­cus­sion since at least the 1980s. While Leonar­do da Vin­ci had the con­cept of a mechan­i­cal knight in 1435 [link], the...

Investment Or Insanity?

Is quar­ter­ly cap­i­tal­ism hold­ing com­pa­nies back from get­ting to their next state of devel­op­ment? This is not a new ques­tion nor a new issue in the world of man­age­ment. Many thinkers have slammed the well-estab­lished prac­tice of busi­ness...

How To Get A Phenomenal Education

“What we need now is a dif­fer­ent kind of edu­ca­tion,” says Pasi Silan­der, the devel­op­ment man­ag­er in Helsin­ki, Fin­land. He adds that edu­ca­tion should now be aimed “to pre­pare peo­ple for work­ing life.” The changes in edu­ca­tion in Fin­land were...

What The World Needs Now

Hun­dreds attend­ed. News was made. And I left the World Knowl­edge Forum in Seoul, Korea, last week, with some strong impres­sions about what the organ­i­sa­tion­al world is search­ing for today. First, the back­drop: this was the 15th such forum, and the theme...

Disrupter’s Delusion?

Is the future brighter for com­pa­nies that have dis­rupt­ed entire indus­tries? In the case of Apple, Scott Antho­ny and Michael Putz aren’t so sure. In a recent post on the HBR Blog Net­work [link], the two authors posit “The Indus­tries Apple Could Dis­rupt...

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