Category: Economic

The Future of Compensation

From Future of Work, April 14 2006 Today I was interviewed by Alan and Sandra Ashendorf of "Let’s Talk Computers" about the New World of Work, and in particular, the aspect of that new world that gives us the ability to always be on, and potentially, to always be working. Ubiquitous technology does not necessary.

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Publishing Strategies

I would think that publishers would avoid disenfranchising their readers. Wired has at least discouraged me from adopting the iPad as a reading platform because Condé Nast obviously is more interested in new revenue streams than renewing readers. I think that is a poor strategy. To charge extra, any extra, for content that I already.

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Strategic Measures: Toward New Measurement for a Sustainable, Knowledge Economy

New Measurement Sustainable Knowledge Economy As America grasps for innovative ways to exit the recession, we have forgotten a fundamental business reality: measurement determines behavior. Ask any salesperson if their bonus structure determines which products they lead with or not. The problem with America’s national investments is that they say green, but they shout industrial.

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The Problem with Housing Starts: Why we need new national economic metrics

Toward new national economic metrics: Housing starts (New residential construction) and foreclosures offer insight into the current economic malaise in the United States. They also reflect an ingrained view of consumption measures as the yardstick for economic health. Our measurement system is driving us to establish conditions similar to those before the recession. If we.

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Strategy, the Future and Data

Strategy, The Future and Data: Taking Exception with CIO I have to take exception to the title of cover story of in the July 1, 2010, CIO Magazine. The cover story is “Analyzing the Future (how leading companies are using cutting-edge analytics to change business processes on the fly).” The sub-title is more meaningful than.

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How to Avoid Adopting Meaningless Measurements

How to Avoid Adopting Meaningless Measurements Meaningless measurements waste time. However, measurement offers crucial insight and reports on the success of strategy. Measures report the walking of a chosen path or not. Measurements determine personal and organizational performance. How do people and organizations differentiate between tactical and strategic measurements? And what is that an important.

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Strategy and Technology Transform Industrial Age Assumptions

Employing industrial age points-of-view are something all organizations should be examining closely. By applying an industrial age lens, efficiency and productivity suggest the first order metrics: how do I generate more money (or save more money) over the same period of time.  A report by Eric Felten in the Wall Street Journal (In Praise Of.

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Strategy and What Not To Do: The US National Debt

Strategy and What Not To Do: The US National Debt as an Example Strategy and What Not To Do:…Strategy is as much about what not to do as it is about what to do. The US Government as a whole (vs. the slices the parties claim as theirs) lacks a sense of strategy. If they.

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The Permanent Temporary Workforce

The Permanent Temporary Workforce I loved the January 18. 2010 BusinessWeek cover emblazoned with: The Permanent Temporary Workforce. Inside, I didn’t love it so much, because workers went from permanently temporary, to disposable. Workers aren’t disposable. I believe the new workforce is empowered, entrepreneurial and game changing. The recession has created an impetus for change. The workforce will never.

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