Links for July 13 2014

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Innovators overcome the can’ts Quote: Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough.  Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.  Because while the innovation team … Read more

Links for March 2 2014

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Midsize Insider: Cloud FTW (For the Win) – How Gaming Developers are Driving a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Using Open Standards, Cloud Quote: We are witnessing a historic inflection point in technology. The power and potential of cloud computing to remove entry barriers and enable creativity is far exceeding anyone’s expectations and its impact on today’s … Read more

Links for March 24 2013

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“Steering your car via the gas tank”, when cost trumps strategy Quote: …the budget is not a strategy, it is not a means of leadership, and it is simply an allocation of resources that should support rather than set the direction of where we need to go. Data science is not enough. We need data … Read more

Links for Feb 24 2013

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“Because that’s the way it’s done” — should a founder listen? by @ASmartBear Quote: Do it your own way, but you’d better have your eyes open so you can address the special challenges you’re bringing on yourself. Once you buck “Their” wisdom, you can’t rely on “Them” when you get yourself into an unusual pickle. You’ve … Read more

Links for Feb 3 2013

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Be Vulnerable – Feld Thoughts Quote: The great leaders I know are vulnerable. Maybe not to everyone, maybe not all the time, and maybe not in all contexts. But the allow themselves to be, simply, themselves. Human. They allow others in. They know they can be wrong. They know they can fail. And they know … Read more

Links for Jan 27 2013

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Placing Strategic Bets in the Face of Uncertainty – Roger Martin – Harvard Business Review Quote: Strategy means making the best possible choices you can make today and then being responsive when the bets do or do not come in as hoped. In essence, the strategist says “this is what I think will happen,” watches … Read more