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Getting my hair cut, how it describes the nature of the recovery from the health crisis

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 29, 2020

As our attention expands to include thoughts of recovering economic conditions, here is a simple way to think about it.  We need a simple way as discussions of stimulus, monetary...

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Gartner Releases a New Magic Quadrant

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020, Stamford CT. Today Gartner (IT), a research and advisory company  announced publication of a new magic quadrant.  “We are pleased to be able to announce, with this...

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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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"Listen to me" -- advice for building empathy, understanding and confidence

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 19, 2020

A long time ago in a career far far away, I received a piece of advice that makes a difference, particularly in times of stress.  Here are those words.  A...

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Non Obvious things that make it nicer to work from home

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 18, 2020

So you are working from home now.  I hope that you and your loved ones are safe.  Advice on how best to work from home abounds.  Here are some of...

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The Amazon Management System - a book review

by Mark P. McDonald  |  February 5, 2020

This is a review of The Amazon Management System by Ram Charan and Julia Yang.  Ram Charan is one of a few top-level business thought leaders which sets a high...

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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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Clayton Christensen, a great person and a great teacher

by Mark P. McDonald  |  January 26, 2020

Recently we lost a humble giant of strategy, executive education and good people. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured an obituary for Clayton Christensen.  I had the honor of...

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While you were away … what to look for now to get a focus on the future

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 30, 2019

It’s August, the dog days of summer, when living is easy.  Ok enough cliché’s.   August is a good time to take stock.  To think about what has happened so far...

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