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Cultural Pitfalls that Western Executives should avoid with Chinese Stakeholders (2/3)

by Daniel Sanchezreina  |  October 14, 2019

This is the second one of a series of 3 posts about the cultural pitfalls between Western Executives and their Chinese stakeholders. For the purpose of this post, “Western” loosely...

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Cultural Pitfalls that Western Executives should avoid with Chinese Stakeholders (1/3)

by Daniel Sanchezreina  |  September 23, 2019

This is the first one of a series of 3 posts about the captioned topic. Despite political and economic turbulence between the U.S. and China, Western firms’ acquisitions and company...

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Strategy Reviews Need to be Extrospective and Introspective

by Hank Barnes  |  November 21, 2017

A quick one for this Thanksgiving holiday week.     I'm pretty amazed when I work with clients on strategy, particularly when they are reviewing the direction of the company. Time...

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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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