Google’s Eric Schmidt admits Facebook failure We are hearing alarming news from Google every day now. It’s former CEO has admitted that he “screwed up” by failing to treat Facebook as a serious threat when … Continue reading More Google: How it was supposed to innovate
Free organic food, massage, haircut, even concierge… and still leaving We are hearing alarming news from Google. There seems to be a mass exodus and googlers are dropping like flies. And when they organize a … Continue reading Google and SAS: Are well treated employees happy?
Isaac’s interview for the NPCC Mauritius The NPCC Newsltter, Vol.9, N°1-2, 2010, p. 4 In the context of its tenth anniversary, the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council organized a lecture on the theme “liberating leadership” … Continue reading Innovating for Freedom on an African island
Famous psychologist on how to free oneself by Eric Berne Eric Berne is known for his Transactional Analysis theory and quite a bleak view of humans spending their life to play “games”. Yet, in the … Continue reading Autonomy, awareness, and freedom
What happened to Google’s management model We were always doubtful about Google’s claims to be a company based on freedom and responsibility of everyone. Because of this doubt we didn’t go to observe it (though … Continue reading Was Google a Freedom Inc?
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Command-and control Bob Knight against liberating leader John Wooden Bob Knight published in WSJ (APRIL 2, 2011) his “Coach’s Guide to the Final Four” which has following tips: At all those tournaments and more, I … Continue reading How to win the NCAA Final Four — continuously
“Why” businesses and “How” businesses — again We attribute our discovery of the importance of asking “Why” (and not “How”) for building a great business to our encounter in 2005 with Jean-François Zobrist. In 2009 … Continue reading TEDx Talk on the importance of “Why” (and not of “How”)
The Art of Action or on the superiority of the “why” organizations over the “how” ones by Stephen Bungay Since the Industrial Revolution, it has been claimed that the command-and-control approach to running a business … Continue reading Command-and-control doesn’t work in military—since the mid 19th century
Bureaucracies and icicles lead to victims by Isaac Getz During this December 2010, the municipality of Saint Petersburg has been facing two challenges— both of natural causes. The first has been the nature of the … Continue reading Harsh winter and the law of unintended consequences