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The Meeting for Discussion

“A real discussion clearly requires a good blend of different perspectives. You want to pick people who can look at a topic in a way that will challenge the blind spots, prejudices, and supposings.” – David Pearl In The Reasons Why

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The Meeting for Information

“Now that we have the means to be instantly updated we can and should be very choosy about when we hold information meetings and why.” – David Pearl In The Reasons Why People Meet, I introduced seven different types of

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The Reasons Why People Meet

“The word ‘meeting’ covers a huge range of different interactions. If you want successful meetings you have to be more specific.” – David Pearl Alright, I’ve spent a couple of posts complaining about meetings. With those little rants out of the

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The Benefits of Repeatability

“If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right.” – Chen Xinhua Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself talking at work about the benefits of repeatability and consistency. More

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Truth vs Belief

“What is true is more powerful than what you believe, because what is true will give you an edge.” – Bill James I haven’t posted anything in more than six months. There’s no particular reason, really – just a combination

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Competitive and Market Intelligence: Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation

“The military are excellent planners; the private sector are great at execution. There are strengths and limitations of both paradigms, and we can learn so much by talking to each other.” – Retired Maj. Gen. David Fraser At last night’s Communitech

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Hiring: how I evaluate candidates

Frankly, I pictured Sam getting bored or frustrated as time passed. As a result, I didn’t invite Sam back for a second round of interviews. I was in touch with Sam afterwards and provided a complete explanation of my reasoning; it turned out

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