Perceived Powerlessness?

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

The news in several places that the recently released movie, The Avengers broke the $1 billion mark for ticket sales (see here, for example) left me wondering, Why? What is it about this movie that has knocked earlier blockbusters (such as the Harry Potter canon) off their pedestals? I mean, I love a good movie, […]

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The Value of Computer-based Social Networks–Or Not

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by in Growth, Productivity

Technology as a means of establishing and facilitating communication between people has a long history.  Let’s skip right to more modern means, beginning with the telegraph, move through the years to the telephone and on to fax, followed by the early days of computer-network mediated message handling via nascent email and early chat tools.  As […]

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Perceived Powerlessness

Posted on 27. Aug, 2011 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

As I write this, the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. is feeling more than a bit of what Earth’s dynamic systems can evince: Hurricane Irene—while weakening from its higher-powered status—is causing major disruptions to various ecological systems and those wrought by humanity, as well.  Whole areas of Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware are being evacuated, […]

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