Archive for November 2012


The Oxford English Dictionary set a new standard for yearly awards by naming “omnishambles“–defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations“–the 2012 Word of the Year by the BBC. Last Tuesday, Mitt Romney was so convinced the national election […]

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Fundamentals Always Rule

Election week ended with a bang, bringing news very much in line with this year’s vote to maintain the status quo.  JC Penney’s Ron Johnson continued to reinvent retail, this time coming up with the outrageous new idea of offering coupons and discounts to get holiday shoppers in […]

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Unfortunately, no surprises–we’re all in this together.

With predictable regularity the business press can be counted on to run feature articles that “change is hard” and “most change management initiatives are very expensive and time consuming yet fail.” These pieces are usually accompanied by tips for creating the right change environment so that the […]

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