What Really Works – the 4+2 formula for sustained business success

Authors: William Joyce, Nitin Nohira, Bruce Robertson Published 2003 Synopsis Based on a scientific study of businesses over a 10 year period, this book presents the 4 primary and the 4 secondary management practices that every successful business must excel at, to become a Winner. With the secondary management practices, businesses need only excel at 2, hence the 4 + 2 in the title. The title...

Read More

Accuracy vs. Precision

Read More

Quote: Knowledge that ain’t so

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.   Mark Twain

Read More

Quote: You can know

Richard Feynman

Read More

Quote: Bigger and more complex

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein

Read More

Quote: Simplification

Do not be alarmed by simplification, complexity is often a device for claiming sophistication,  or for evading simple truths. John Kenneth Galbraith

Read More

A world beyond BOKs?

Reading again the great work from Kailash Awati, aka K, and following his inevitable cascade of links (I love them really, but my brain is too small), I came across a link to this site. The heretics! is there really a world beyond the Bodies Of Knowledge (BOK) such as PMI’s PMBOK? Well yes there is actually, especially since the abstractions espoused in BOKs and PMBOK in particular don’t exist....

Read More

Quote: Education of the individual

Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child. Charles Handy   … and with current technology we could achieve this.

Read More

Quote: The most important task of a leader

“Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn’t go to hell if you take a day off.” ― Jeffrey Pfeffer

Read More

Spurious Correlations

Here’s a link to a site that really makes the point – just because there may be a correlation between two variables does not prove that there is a causal link.

Read More