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By Henrik Mårtensson | In 2011, some of the leading business thinkers and authors wrote a book together. This magazine tracks what they, and other modern business thinkers, are doing today.

What Is To Be Done? (Part 1)

My last post on The Dark Side of Technology definitely seems to have hit a responsive chord. Many of us see evidence of this dark side of technology …

What Is To Be Done? (Part 2)

In my post last week, I made the case that <b>we’ll only be able to overcome the dark side of technology by re-integrating passion and profession. But</b> …

What Is To Be Done (Part 3)

It’s fitting that we reach this third installment of my “What Is To Be Done?” series on Martin Luther King day. He’s an icon of the power of …

The mikado method and non code changes

A common question Daniel and I get when we talk about the Mikado Method is — ‘Can it [the Method] be used outside of the programming domain?’. The …

More On Why Managers Hate Agile

Yesterday brought bad news for Agile-haters and those, like former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who sneer at “firms with names like pieces of fruit.” Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit in history, with a net profit of $18 billion in the quarter, handily exceeding the previous records of $16.2 …

Creative Industries
Public Policy

Falsification - A gullibility defense

"When there is no time to think, you cannot think." Quote by Tim, my 9 year old son. Photo: Henrik MårtenssonUnless you live alone in a cave in the …

Passion at work

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred . . . ; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and …

Passion versus ambition

Article<p>Passion versus ambition Did Steve Jobs have worker passion?<p>November 19, 2014<p>While ambition and drive are sufficient in a world that is …

Lean LEGO – The red brick cancer

Let me tell you two short stories of two Swedish women in their thirties.We will follow them both through their interaction with the Swedish …

Toyota kata in knowledge work – European Lean Educator Conference 2014

This is my slides from the European LEAN EDUCATOR Conference 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.In this session I reflected on the use of Toyota Kata in …

Focus on creating right performance conditions, says Statoil VP

Bjarte Bogsnes, the <b>VP of performance management development at Norwegian oil giant Statoil</b>, told HR magazine that HR and finance were often “living …

Leadership

How to learn when you’re playing at scale

Article<p>September 03, 2014<p>The scalable efficiency model as it has traditionally been pursued—granular demand forecasting, rigid processes, and …

Why smart people get depressed, and what you can do about it

About a week ago I posted an article on the IHM Business School blog about an important, but very taboo subject. At more than 15,000 unique page …

Narratives, Platforms and Movements

Voting period for this idea type has passed<p>Narratives, Platforms and Movements<p>In a world of mounting performance pressure, businesses will need to …

Business Planning

How to choose the right project? Decision making frameworks for software organizations

Frameworks to choose the best projects in organizations are a dime a dozen.<p>We have our NPV (net present value), we have our customized Criteria …

Why gifted people commit suicide

Robin Williams at the Stand Up for Heroes charity benefit in 2007. Photo was taken by John J. Kruzel/American Forces Press Service, and placed in the …