When a large organization tells me that they have "confirmed their strategic position with research" I am immediately skeptical because that sentence doesn't provide me with enough information. I dig a little deeper by asking a not so simple question: Was this research conducted after you decided on your position or before? This question is important because when it … [Read more...] about Thinking Like a Strategist. Perspectives on Research.
The July 11-July 17 Edition of BusinessWeek reports that South Korea's President, Lee Myung Bak, wants to cease holding school on two Saturday's a month – a tradition since the 1950s (read South Koreans Balk at Saturdays Without School). Parents are not happy, nor, in the BusinessWeek report, are they complacent. If this happens, it is likely that a majority of students will … [Read more...] about Americans Take Note: South Korea’s Government Wants to Stop Saturday Classes, Mothers Revolt
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 … [Read more...] about The Permanent Temporary Workforce