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Does Risk Culture Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

by John Wheeler  |  February 3, 2015

One of the most well respected and renowned management experts, Peter Drucker, is attributed as saying, "culture eats strategy for breakfast." What I believe he meant is that without a...

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It's the Outcome, not the How Come

by Jack Santos  |  May 20, 2014

Have to give Tom Blessing (CIO of Fidelity's Corporate Technology Group) a nod here for this concept.  A a recent Boston SIM meeting he pointed out how IT likes to talk...

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How to Get a Risk Aware Culture and Do It Today

by French Caldwell  |  May 8, 2014

[caption id="attachment_901" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Photo: Planet Killing Asteroid - Los Alamos National Laboratory[/caption] A giant planet killing asteroid helps.  Short of that, perhaps losing millions of your customers over a...

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Work for Free!

by Jack Santos  |  March 6, 2014

This month's Strategy and Business had this article: Would Your Employees Work for Free?  Leaders who manage volunteer work forces have much to teach leaders who manage employees. I suppose they are suggesting...

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US Government Shutdown Lessons for IT and Businesses

by Jack Santos  |  October 11, 2013

Just read an interesting analysis by George Friedman over at Stratfor: The Roots of the Government Shutdown.  He ascribes the shutdown as an unintended consequence of the change of the US political...

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Is A Lack of Accountability Eroding Effectiveness?

by Elise Olding  |  April 29, 2013

Accountability is at the foundation of business success. Many organizations implement technology or new business processes but don't consider their current cultural norms for accountability. What's the cost of overlooking...

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Social Engineering and Social Networks

by Jack Santos  |  April 11, 2013

Dan Ariely is fond of pointing out that “door locks only keep the honest out”.  Locks are basically a reminder, like a sign, that it’s socially unacceptable to go further....

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The zero-startup phenom: tablets and virtual desktops

by Jack Santos  |  April 9, 2013

There is another way to talk about the sudden world domination scenario of tablets and iPads, and that is in the context of end-user revolution. Sure – we can argue...

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Big Data: Rumsfeldian Thinking and Carl Sagan's Camera

by Jack Santos  |  November 12, 2012

“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don't know....

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Sandy and the Nexus

by Jack Santos  |  November 1, 2012

Made it home from our US Orlando Symposium conference last week – expecting a quick turnaround to the Symposium conference in Brazil.  My plans were interrupted by Sandy.  Some of...

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