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Chris Hoeller
Strategic Thinking and Systems Thinking Strategic Thinking is also called Systems Thinking, critical thinking, solutions thinking, future and forward thinking, long-term thinking, and high level thinking.It is not analytic thinking, which is tactical, mechanistic, reductionist, and either/or thinking, one-best-method.

Systems Thinking focuses on relationships, multiple outcomes, holism and boundaries, the environment, the larger system, and feedback.

Strategic Thinking is about clarity and simplicity…

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December 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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Be careful what you wish for!

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Neville Hobson
FIR Cut: Starbucks Twitter hashtag hijacked by critics

Overflow from FIR #683 on December 24, 2012. Mashable: Starbucks Twitter Hashtag Campaign Becomes Forum for Brand-Bashing Telegraph: Starbucks Twitter campaign hijacked by tax protests Twitter: #Sp….

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December 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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Amazon Should Be Disrupted

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Amazon Should Be DisruptedI read the article and thought, if what the authors want is analytics why aren’t Amazon.com??adding that? In one of the later stages of WorkingTitle365 I will be giving much of the analytics information the Makers want, directly from Google Analytics??or any other analytics engine I attach.

I’m sure Werner Vogels has a machine which is gathering these statistics for Amazon.com, why not MapReduce the global data and push reports to the publishers and authors.

Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption – Forbes

Amazon, the great disintermediator that put a spanner in the businesses of many a retailer, is going to face exactly the same fate if it doesn???t start to address its weaknesses soon, particularly in t…

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December 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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Will following checklists make your company good at anything?

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Will following checklists make your company good at anything?

The main problem is that most people don’t realize that they are incompetent at performing the task they set themselves, so they grasp at every straw that comes along such as these kind of checklists rather than taking the methodical approach of setting clearly defined goals with achievable metrics.

They think they are learning by doing. Learning by doing is all well and good when you can prove that your actions and the results have a relationship…

Denis Labelle
Main reasons a social initiative falls flat on its face:

  • Poorly-defined (or no) success metrics or goals
  • Hiring a “professional” social community manager??and/or
  • Hiring a professional expert to be your company???s voice
  • Lack of executive participation
  • Viewing social as a marketing silo
  • Looking at social as a one-way, “push” messaging model
  • Pushing product or service incessantly
  • Having nothing valuable to say
  • Inconsistent level of activity
  • Implementing a “one size fits none” strategy
10 Reasons Your Social Marketing Initiative Will Fail

A 2012 study by the Social Media Examiner found that 83% of marketers said social media is important to their businesses. These folks have almost all initiated social marketing initiatives to connect …

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December 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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5 Missteps in Writing Code

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Like most developers I am constantly struggling to deliver in the face of unrealistic or extremely tight deadline, which can be self imposed or come from external sources. As I will likely discuss in a future article this can be due to over optimism or rigid planning in the face of customer demand. It can also be due to missteps which the developer themselves have made. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

Picking Employees from Job Candidates #hr #jobs

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I can tell you that the way I pick candidates to be interviewed is probably wrong, and the way I hire people is probably worse. It’s not that the people I pick are the wrong people for the job, it’s that I pick them based on my gut, rather than based on the metrics. Let me explain…

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May 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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Just Finished Reading: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother #books

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I started begging my mother for piano lessons from a very young age, had my mother been a Tiger Mother I would have been a child prodigy. I’d seen Amy Chua in an interview program and had wanted to read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother as an instruction manual to raise my child as a music virtuoso. And although the book is not a step-by-step guide to becoming a Tiger Mother I am glad I read it.

The book is an autobiographical view of the way Amy Chua raised her daughters Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) to become straight A students, and focusses mainly on her teaching her children to play the musical instruments of her choice. In the end it devolves into a war of attrition between Amy and Lulu, resulting in a revelation for the Tiger Mother.

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April 27, 2012 at 8:37 am

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