To Do Or Not To Do?

To Do Or Not To Do?

Move over, Shake­speare. “To be or not to be” is no longer the ques­tion of the moment. Diana Ren­ner [link] and Steven D’Souza [link] have a bet­ter ques­tion for this mani­a­cal­ly active busi­ness and social world. The two authors (Steven is also one of our...
An Entrepreneurial Religion?

An Entrepreneurial Religion?

You may already be famil­iar with Eric Ries (@eicries) as he has received abun­dant and well-deserved cov­er­age for the “Lean Start­up” move­ment [link]. His book on the sub­ject was a best­seller [link], and you can hear him speak about it on YouTube [link] as...
Think Global, Innovate Local

Think Global, Innovate Local

Glob­al needs. In a recent post for the Druck­er Forum [link], I wrote about a way for any com­pa­ny, team, or indi­vid­ual to begin nextsens­ing [link]: Many econ­o­mists speak of GDP, the gross domes­tic prod­uct of a coun­try; a few...
Pareto On Steroids

Pareto On Steroids

Vilfre­do Fed­eri­co Dama­so Pare­to was born in Italy in 1848,” wrote Kevin Kruse (@Kruse) for @Forbes [link] about a year ago. And he does as good a job as any­one at sum­ming up why Pareto’s think­ing is remem­bered today. Leg­end has it that one day he...
Leaders Take Imaginative Leaps

Leaders Take Imaginative Leaps

The lead­ers I most admire have the uncan­ny abil­i­ty to take imag­i­na­tive leaps. Con­sid­er Reed Hast­ings (@reedhastings), the CEO of Net­flix. Hast­ings is one of the pio­neers of alter­na­tive tele­vi­sion, and Net­flix stock has been on fire for...
Keeping The Spirit of Peter Drucker Alive

Keeping The Spirit of Peter Drucker Alive

Peter Drucker’s lega­cy is secure­ly locked into the future. In 2005 (the year Druck­er died), Mark Mor­ri­son on Bloomberg called Drucker’s writ­ings “mon­u­men­tal”, and few would dis­agree. Said Mor­ri­son: “One of Drucker’s many strong points as a leader of...

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