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Winning The Bureaucracy Game

Winning The Bureaucracy Game
During a college job at an Air Force weapons lab in New Mexico, [Robert Mercer, co-CEO Renaissance Technologies] says, he found a life’s calling. “I loved everything about computers,” he said. “I Loved the solitude of the computer lab late at night. I loved the...
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Too Much Money And Not Enough Time

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Although Pompeii is frozen in time, the workers are in a hurry — to spend money. In the next 11 weeks they have to burn through almost $100 million — about five times what they’ve spent in the past three years — or risk losing...
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Why Top Management Approval Is Not Enough

Why Top Management Approval Is Not Enough
“It’s naive to think that three presidents and three U.S. military services would have spent so many billions of dollars on a program that doesn’t work, “ [Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute who has worked as a consultant for Lockheed] said....
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Train or Just Hire The Best?

Train or just hire the best
“In the early days, we had no choice but to hire rejects …. Nobody else would come. But we trained the hell out of them, and they became great.” Employees who’ve graduated from top business schools such as Harvard and MIT are incompetent when it...
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Project Managers Teach Your Daughters War Games!

Project Managers Teach Your Daughters War Games
Running a project, managing a business or just being a family is often about finding creative ways to get things to happen. Frequently, this is finding innovative ways, like teaching your daughters to play wargames, to motivate people to do or learn useful project skills.
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A Real Project Management Plan May Confuse Many People

Your Task Is To Update The Project Management Plan
We took the official plan document and turned it into a real plan that we used everyday. This was different from the classic plan that was created to meet a checklist requirement. Here is how we made the change and how moving to a real plan can often confuse folks and how we overcame this normal confusion.
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