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Don’t Be A Man

Do Not Be A Man
While most women at major banks chopped off their hair and loaded up on boxy suits, [Lynn Tilton founder of Patriarch Partners] cultivated a flamboyant, hypersexual persona, a dominatrix with a calculator.  While her look invites some unwanted attention — “I can live with the...
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Lessons Learned From Finally Using Medical Big Data

Lessons Learned From Finally Using Medical Big Data
Several Boston hospitals began building that platform in 2004 to enable researchers to query vast databases of patients’ electronic health records, letting them study treatment outcomes …. “We could say, ‘I’m looking for age-50 Asian females who were treated with stage III breast cancer,’ …...
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Nobody Is Healthy, You Just Need To Be Tested More

Nobody Is Healthy You Just Need To Be Tested More
“As my internist friend likes to say, ‘Nobody’s healthy — they just haven’t been tested enough,’” says Nigel Paneth, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Michigan State University. Hacking the Human OS, IEEE Spectrum, June 2015. I love data.  Once I started to collect...
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The Rapid Adoption Of Change — Takes Time

The Rapid Adoption Of Change Takes Time
I found a great insight, that doesn’t show up that often, in the following article in my research archives.  Robert Holler, the CEO of VersionOne (an Agile vendor) was quoted: “I think there might have been this anticipation five years ago that agile would take...
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Top Down Or Bottom Up

Top Down Or Bottom Up
“In the industries these companies are in, you have entrenched companies that wake up every day trying to put them out of business,” Messina says. “The existing rules and regulations were not built for disruptive technology, and part of America’s success has been allowing disruptive...
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We Solved The Hard Problems

We Solved The Hard Problems
“We had solved a lot of the hard problems, “ says Jeff Hammerbacher, one of the first data scientists at Facebook, who left in 2008 to start Cloudera, which makes data analytics software.  “I kind of knew what it would look like in five years,...
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How To Successfully Manage Fast Unexpected Changes

How To Successfully Manage Fast Unexpected Changes
The other fly in the petroleum jelly is the risk of a financial crackup such as Russia’s 1998 default.  “You will always have financial risks associated with fast, unexpected changes,” says Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.  Oil’s Price...
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Boy, Are You Behind The Times

Boy Are You Behind The Times
IT used to be sold to CIOs.  Now an employee adopts a piece of software and pushes his company to do the same. An Expense App to Hook Road Warriors, Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec 15, 2014. I had found a program called “Packrat” which was a...
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Overcome The Culture

Overcome The Culture
At Jet, there will be no annual performance reviews, because [Marc] Lore thinks feedback should be immediate and civil.  … And Lore isn’t making any of his employees sign noncompetes; he says that … without such stipulations “there’s more loyalty and trust that is built.”...
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Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of The Way

Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of The Way
For advanced economies, innovation requires pushing on the frontiers of science and technology.  That can’t happen without heavy government funding for basic research … The Internet and the Global Positioning System (GPS) are only two of the crucial technologies that originated as projects of the...
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Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola

Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola
[Doctors Without Borders] is able to move so swiftly, in large part, because of its decentralized structure, which is more akin to a guerilla network than a top-down corporation. How To Manage A Plague, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nov 17, 2014. Contrary to such notable initiatives such...
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It’s Simple, Just Look At The Results

Its Simple Just Look At The Results
“I was very worried when an insider was chosen as the new CEO.  I was especially worried when suboptimal execution continued:  missed delivery dates, buggy products, weak marketing.”  The Rise And Fall of BlackBerry: An Oral History. Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec 9, 2013. The product looks...
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