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Chowing Down On Employees’ Brains

Chowing Down On Employees Brains
When BAE learns that an employee with deep institutional knowledge plans to retire, whether in a few months or a couple  years, a knowledge transfer group of about a half-dozen people of varying ages working in the same area is formed.  The teams meet regularly...
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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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We Need To Understand This In Order To Manage Well

We Need To Understand This In Order To Manage Well
Some IT specialists mistakenly think business leaders cannot govern IT, since they lack technology skills.  Understanding the capability IT brings or planning new, improved business capability enabled by smarter, more effective use of IT does not require specialized knowledge of how to design, build, or...
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Don’t Take Too Long

Don't Take Too Long
It is indeed ironic that Hadoop is picking up support in the general community about five years after Google moved on to better things. Hence, the rest of the world followed Google into Hadoop with a delay of most of a decade.  Google has long...
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The Power Behind The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Power Behind The Power Of Positive Thinking
According to neuroscientist Tali Sharot of University College, London, the group of people who turn out to be more accurate about predicting how long it will take to complete tasks — and how likely they are to succeed — are the clinically depressed.  Optimists underestimate...
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Mix It Up

Mix It Up
That’s exactly the mix you want to foster in a team. On one hand, you have your innovators. These are your dropouts and visionaries.
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