A Q&A with MIT Professor Nelson Repenning on the “most underrated management skill”

It’s often said that most business books would make better articles, but once in while you read an article that turns the truism on its head. …


The 3 Most Dangerous Work Personalities and How to Deal With Them

Since I don’t have a real job, I take special pleasure in reading about how miserable it can be to go to work with lots of other people. That’s why I found it impossible to resist Jody Foster’s…


The 7 virtues proposed by the controversial author of Atlas Shrugged are traits leaders should cultivate. No argument.

Ayn Rand is one of the most polarizing figures in American culture — and she’s been dead for 35 years. People either love or hate the author of Atlas Shrugged and The…


An annotated tour of the literature on customer experience

Greetings from Williamsburg, Va., an outpost on the new frontier called the experience economy. Well, maybe not so new. John D. Rockefeller Jr., the only son of an iconic figure in the rise of the industrial economy, began buying up this…


Five time-proven practices from the legendary management consultant

There aren’t a lot of business books from a half-century ago that have stood the test of time, but Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive, available in a spiffy 50th Anniversary edition, is one of the select few. In 1967, when many of…


In his new book, Face Value, Princeton psychologist Alexander Todorov explores our predilection for judging other people at a glance.

The list of human foibles is long. Wikipedia lists more of them than I care to count. …


Rajeev Peshawaria’s Five Keys to Positive Autocratic Leadership

Lately, I’ve been wondering how to square the discipline of leadership with its realities. Leadership theory is all about inclusion, collaboration, and a servant-like approach. Leadership reality…well, you can read the headlines in any paper of record for that. …


In early September, the Rolling Stones kicked off their “No Filter” European Tour in Hamburg, Germany. The opening act was Kaleo, an Icelandic band whose four members were all born in 1990. Hell, their parents probably weren’t born when the septuagenarian Stones started out in 1962.

The Stones have run…


In 1919, as the White and Red armies fought a brutal, seesaw war for control of Russia, British War Secretary Winston Churchill prodded his government to commit troops to the fight. The Bolsheviks, he declared, were “swarms of typhus bearing vermin.” They “hop and caper like ferocious baboons amid the…


OpEd

President Trump wasted no time launching his promised war on federal regulation. Ten days after the inauguration, he signed Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.

You’ve probably already heard that EO 13771 is a two-for-one deal. It requires that every newly proposed federal regulation be accompanied by…

Ted Kinni

Business writer/editor; bizbook author/ghost/reviewer; contributing editor @stratandbiz and @mitsmr

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