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Recommendation Engine Book Review – Highly Recommended

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 8, 2020

Recommendations implicitly and explicitly drive eCommerce and the digital world.  Recommendations are so ubiquitous that it is easy to lose sight of them or their influence.  From what you see...

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Humanocracy -- A book review

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 2, 2020

Humanocracy, by Gary Hamel and Michael Zanini, is part manifesto, part call to arms.  It is very serious about the need to reform the organization.  Reforms in favor of people...

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Dog Daze of Summer, the Doldrums and No Hockey Stick for the National Economy

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 19, 2020

It is late-August, the dog days of summer. Technically the term dog days relates to celestial events.  Traditionally things slow down in these last weeks of summer before school starts. ...

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Pivot Forward – planning for 2021

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 13, 2020

The onset of the pandemic health crisis is now an ongoing factor in social, economic and our personal lives.  Expectations for the crisis having a short-term impact were prevalent in...

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In a crisis, who pays now, how do they pay back in the future

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 3, 2020

Cost cutting and other recession actions compromise someone.  Either customers, employees, suppliers or investors ‘pay’ for these actions.  Pay in the sense of accepting lower levels of service, losing wages,...

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Using ‘who pays’ to go beyond mindless management

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 31, 2020

In a recession, executives have to decide who pays.  A prior post discussed the different people who can pay in a recession.  Customers can get lower service. Employees can be...

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Customers, Investors, Employees, or Suppliers who is paying for the COVID-19 recession?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 30, 2020

The global health crisis continues to place unprecedented burdens on executives and leaders.  With the global economy contracting in 2020 and broad-based recovery unlikely until late 2021, the question becomes...

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Bounce Forward or Bounce Back – a time to choose

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 22, 2020

It has been more than 120 days into the COVID-19 crisis represents a time to take stock of what has happened and how to move forward.  The idea that COVID-19...

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Five ways you can waste a crisis

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 27, 2020

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”...

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Subtle signs of how we hold the CIO back

by Mark P. McDonald  |  February 3, 2020

If digital transformation is, in part, a technology transformation; then the CIO should play a major role.  Its simple logic, given the CIO’s responsibilities and resources.  Simple logic should create...

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