Tag: management

“Charlie Wilson’s War” and How to Get Things Done

Truth is, I've got over 100 feeds in my RSS reader.  One of them is the feed from Tom Peters' site because, well, he's Tom Peters. Tom recently distilled some lessons from Charlie Wilson's War (the book, not the movie) on how to be an effective change agent.  Really good...

/ January 6, 2008

How Not To Do New Media

Funny how the “old media” industries rush to absorb new upstarts.  Case in point is an article in today’s NY Times on David Lehre, who achieved success by directing his own comedy spots that were posted to YouTube.  Fox has signed him to a development deal.  Of course, the question...

/ February 11, 2007

No Tears for HR, Please–Part 2

My thanks to George Lenard for picking up on something I wrote earlier and continuing the exploration of the HR debate: The Spark (A marketer's view of Pop Culture. Insight. Connection. Solutions.) is abruptly negative: "No Tears for HR, Please." [I]n business, one tends to be judged on outcomes, and...

/ August 4, 2005

No Tears for HR, Please.

This month’s issue of Fast Company throws the spotlight on human resources.  Unfortunately, the title of the story is not misplaced: “Why We Hate HR”.  It would be an extremely short article if it were reduced to a simplistic answer.  The author Keith Hammonds offers multiple perspectives that explain HR’s...

/ August 2, 2005