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The No. 1 Lifelong Habit Of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule, Michael Simmons, Sep 2018
"This article shares that answer.

By the end of it, you’ll have a clear path to adopting the 5-Hour Rule (deliberately learning for at least five hours per week) and moving much closer to Buffett’s more intensive Learner’s Lifestyle (making deliberate learning your No. 1 competitive advantage and getting essentially paid to learn)."
management  productivity  self-help  learning  * 
september 2018 by pierredv
Welcome to Spectrum Engineering Services AJW-1C == FAA
"The safe transport of all individual flights between airports is based on radio frequencies being available and interference free so that all of the aviation systems function properly. The FAA’s Spectrum Engineering Services Office provides these fundamental services by ensuring radio frequency assets are always clear and available, both now and in the future." "The Spectrum Engineering Services Office secures, manages, and protects all civil aviation radio frequency spectrum resources."
spectrum  FAA  management 
july 2013 by pierredv
Pomodoro Technique - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.[1] The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodori' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes') separated by breaks. " See for a timer
work  time  management  via  Adam  Sheppard  productivity 
march 2013 by pierredv
When negative is positive: Freakonomics on feedback |
"once somebody really buys into that goal, positive feedback has diminishing returns. So if you’re looking for actually improvement you’ve got to start going negative."
feedback  Marketplace  NPR  freakonomics  criticism  management 
march 2013 by pierredv
Accelera Mobile Broadband | Whitetruffle
"Accelera produces Cloud-based Advanced Wireless Network Management Software for 4G LTE & WiFi networks delivering" "Carrier-grade operation of WiFi networks by active interference management across 2.4GHz & 5.8GHz unlicensed frequency bands" Heard about from David Reed at CU ITP
network-management  LTE  interference-management  Wi-Fi  management 
february 2013 by pierredv
CEOs and the Candle Problem | Graham Morehead April 2012
"In America we have a motivation problem : money. I’m not a communist. I love capitalism (I even love money), but here’s a simple fact we’ve known since 1962: using money as a motivator makes us less capable at problem-solving. It actually makes us dumber." "Their numbers were better than ever. Their lives were hell." "if your people must do something that requires any creative or critical thinking, financial incentives hurt" "A monetary reward will help your employees focus. That’s the point. When you’re focused you are less able to think laterally. You become dumber. "
management  incentives  economics  work  via:JohnHelm 
november 2012 by pierredv
Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant | Blogs | Vanity Fair
"Analyzing one of American corporate history’s greatest mysteries—the lost decade of Microsoft—two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.’s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the “astonishingly foolish management decisions” at the company that “could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success.”"
culture  business  software  management  microsoft 
july 2012 by pierredv
Silicon supervisor gets the job done online - tech - 02 February 2011 - New Scientist
"From writing encyclopedia entries to designing furniture, a new kind of crowdsourcing could change the way we work" "Human assembly line overseen by a silicon supervisor" - inversion of my expectation
crowdsourcing  management  work  NewScientist 
february 2011 by pierredv
The Cynefin Framework - Dave Snowden
very good intro with key ideas
Note distinction he makes between categorization and sense-making frameworks
complexity  management  regulation  governance 
december 2010 by pierredv
Strongly Led, Under-managed: How can visionary nonprofits make the critical transition to stronger management?
"Without sound management practices, even the most successful nonprofit will be unable to sustain, let alone increase, its impact over time. And yet, when Bridgespan consulting teams surveyed senior staff members at 30 nonprofits, the respondents consistently rated their organizations much higher on leadership dimensions like developing an overall vision than on management dimensions like making trade offs and setting priorities in order to realize that vision. Many nonprofits appear to be strongly led, but under-managed."
leadership  management  nonprofit  x:bridgespan  organization  strategy  *** 
november 2010 by pierredv
One Strategy: Aligning Planning and Execution — HBS Working Knowledge
Sent by Stephen Hitchcock
I was quite struck by what were, to me, a series of disconnects or dissonances.
1. There’s an implicit assumption that the execs’ directed strategy is the right one, and that emergent strategy coming from the bottom up “diverges”. Of course, divergence goes both ways. Later in the interview there’s talk about conversations so that “everyone can contribute” – but very often that’s just executive rhetoric
2. Stephen has a reputation for a very clear and non-negotiable view of how an organization should be run. That matches up with the fact that he used blogging so much; blogging is a broadcast medium. Again, there’s a disconnect with comments that what’s really needed is “one-to-one conversation”.
3. I think Iansiti plays word games with “complexity” near the end of the paper when he tries to argue that big complex companies (his own major customers) can, too, innovate. There’s a qualitative difference between organizational complexity and complexity of.
strategy  management  innovation 
april 2010 by pierredv
Schumpeter: The three habits... | The Economist
...of highly irritating management gurus Wonderful column - indictment. The habits are 1. presenting stale ideas as breathtaking breakthroughs 2. naming model firms (when research shows lots of them then fail, e.g. Saturn, and luck is just as good an explanation) 3. flogging management tools off the back of these facile principles
management  business  economist  **  consultants  guru 
december 2009 by pierredv
The dogmas of the quiet past = Cognitive Edge
application of scenario planning to government
I'm particularly taken with the notion of distributed cognition
management  policy  government  scenarios  collaboration  crowdsourcing 
december 2009 by pierredv
Dynamic Followership: The Prerequisite for Effective Leadership - Article by Lt. Colonel Sharon M. Latour and Lt. Col. Vicki J. Rast
USAF article, focused on mentoring - and leadership, rather than pure followership

Editorial Abstract: Rather than encouraging leaders to mentor followers to "follow me" as an imitation learning imperative, leaders may mentor to specific and objective abilities/traits to create dynamic subordinates. These dynamic follower competencies form a foundation from which follower initiative can grow to leader initiative more naturally. The identified follower competencies help leaders focus their mentoring efforts. This approach encourages followers to develop fully, based on their personalities, strengths and weaknesses, and situational factors.
followership  USAF  management 
august 2009 by pierredv
Followership -
links to articles on various aspects of followership
followership  management 
august 2009 by pierredv
Somewhere between profit and nonprofit - The Artful Manager
"The Low-Profit Limilted Liability Company (aka, the L3C) works to balance the nimbleness and clarity of a small business with the alternate income and capital opportunities of a nonprofit."
charity  management  nonprofit 
march 2009 by pierredv
Lacking Control Increases Illusory Pattern Perception -- Whitson and Galinsky 322 (5898): 115 -- Science
Whitson & Galinsky
"Participants who lacked control were more likely to perceive a variety of illusory patterns, including seeing images in noise, forming illusory correlations in stock market information, perceiving conspiracies, and developing superstitions"
Interview with Whitson at start of Science Podcast, 3 October 2008
cognition  psychology  management  decisionmaking  via:sciencemag  *** 
november 2008 by pierredv
Risk management | Next year's model? |
"Some insurers reckon they can teach investment bankers a thing or two about handling risk"
Mention of scenario-building used by insurers, getting customer to retain part of risk, and more status for risk managers in insurance than banking
management  finance  risk  via:economist 
march 2008 by pierredv

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