When I started my high technology career in 1982, we had an unemployment rate
of 10%. Doesn’t this sound familiar? It was a brave new time in computing
and no one was even sure where it was all going. Doesn’t this also sound
familiar? I probably didn’t realize it at the time since I was happy to get
a paycheck and I was young, but relatively speaking, it was a tough market
for employees. I was consistently working intense 60-hour weeks, my guess is
that sounds all too familiar for many of today's professional workers.
60-hour weeks are never the problem when the team is outstanding and the
mission is solid. I think the difference is during high unemployment periods,
an employee feels a loss of control over their work time. A sense of
obligation and less sincere dedication. It's that loss of control that can be
the seed of a future exit.
Fast forward to ... (more)
What is common between John Zachman (who created the field of Enterprise
Architecture) and Edward de Bono (who originated the term Lateral Thinking)?
Both of them are now septuagenarian and have been pioneer in their respective
field and have their respective strong personal brand – but that is not
what I am talking about.
Recently, thanks to Sunil of iCMG, I had the opportunity to meet John Zachman
in an evening event. There I learned that he uses the old fashioned
transparencies and overhead projector for all his training programs. In a way
it is apt as one of the key points that he makes in an EA training is that
Enterprise Architecture has very little to do with Information Technology.
Couple of years back Edward de Bono was in India and he handled a program for
our organization. He also believes in transparencies and overhead projector.
Here is a picture which I... (more)
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/29/09 -- Atlantic Wind and Solar Inc.
(PINKSHEETS: AWSL) is pleased to provide the following summary of significant
achievements and corporate developments during 2009.
AWSL began 2009 focused on a singular corporate goal: To establish itself as
a significant player in the Renewable Energy (RE) industry through Solar
and/or Wind Power, thus opening up avenues for strong corporate growth in
what management regards as the true Growth Industry of the 21st Century.
Management is gratified to note that its efforts toward achieving its primary
goal met with unqualified success, paving the way for rapid growth as it
accelerates its marketing efforts and expands its Solar Park revenues in the
A Promising First Half
During the first half of 2009, the Company completed the important
acquisition of a 47.5% ownership interest in key ... (more)
LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Fred" (a.k.a. "Fred Figglehorn"), one
of the most popular internet characters of all time, will land on Nickelodeon
in his first-ever feature film, Fred: The Movie, it was announced today at
Nickelodeon's Los Angeles upfront presentation by Cyma Zarghami, President,
Nickelodeon/MTV Networks' Kids & Family Group. Similar to real-life teenager
Lucas Cruikshank's fast-talking, hyperactive YouTube videos that have
received upwards of 500 million views, the film will center on Fred's latest
adventure in trying to win over his unrequited love, Judy. Fred: The Movie is
produced by Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett of Varsity Pictures and
Gary Binkow and Evan Weiss of The Collective. Fred: The Movie is set to
premiere later this year.
"Fred is a mega-star with our audience, and when Lucas's guest appearance on
iCarly's 'iM... (more)
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/09 -- American Management Association's
latest MWorld publication describes how the Integrated Enterprise Excellence
(IEE) system, developed by Forrest Breyfogle, CEO/Founder of Smarter
Solutions, Inc., created a long lasting governance system at Oracle
According to Breyfogle, "Business management governance needs re-invention --
now! Current management practices did not prevent occurrence of the current
financial crisis and often permitted creation of detrimental policies without
"Everyone agrees that change is needed, but where should we go?
Sarbanes-Oxley was created as a financial control mechanism because of the
Enron-type fiascos. However, "SOX" did not prevent the occurrence of our
current problems -- apparently SOX answered the wrong question. For the
current financial crisis, we need to learn... (more)
BRUSSELS, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The agreement will see two of the
most influential global voices in management education working closely with
the GRLI, a network of forward thinking companies and business schools, to
focus on an important message: that business and business schools need to
work collectively to devote greater attention to developing responsible
companies and leaders in the future.
Mark Drewell, CEO of the GRLI said, "Over the past nine years we have learnt
a great deal about catalysing change in the complex interface between
management education, business and society. This move creates a platform on
which we can transform success into significance as we work to scale our
impact in partnership with EFMD and AACSB International."
Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO of EFMD said, "The GRLI, which we
co-founded with the United Nations Global... (more)