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The Dinosaur of Industry – Command and Control

The sort of blind obedience required in traditional command and control hierarchies no longer protects organizations from disastrous decisions. When industries adopted this model of governance and management, only a very few were educated and networked enough to make decisions

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How Mandates Create Fear not Tiger Teams

Tell me if this is the typical scenario when some cross-functional mandate is prepared for release into the “wilds” of your business jungle.  Rumors of the change raise the hackles on necks of each department like the distant roar of

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I was a Witness to the Slaughter of Innovation

Being a frequent eye witness to status quo bias, I can attest to its artful hypocrisy.   True status quo champions allude that an idea gained their acceptance. Tread carefully! Soon enough the scope and impact begins to shrink and shrink, sometimes

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Implementation is your strongest innovation ally in resetting the status quo

Thinking of new ways to solve problems using tools that are already available is not an unusual ability. But the new means change which we are all wired to reject.  But don’t despair of the human condition.  There is a

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Securing your infrastructure becoming a strategic priority? Well, what took you so long?

It’s been quite some time since I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering. Guess what was on the mind of every professor at the time. Securing IT from internal and external exploits and breaches. Over the following

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Innovation leaders need an eye to the long view but an ear to the ground

There is a perfect mix of archetypes to lead a collaborative innovation effort: focus as in the market mindfulness of a entrepreneur and drive as in the motivation of a technical pioneer.  Mr. Bathiche exemplifies this rare personality as discussed in the

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