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The Missing Link in the Value Chain

The best dividends on the labor invested have invariably come from seeking more knowledge rather than more power. — Wilbur and Orville Wright Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wrightflyer.jpg The Wright brothers established the fundamental principles of aircraft design that are still in place today. They not only created the technology of flight but, of equal significance, invented […]

Why Management Education Fails Chief Executive Officers

Michael Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, co-authored the article titled “The Seven Surprises for New CEOs” published in the Harvard Business Review of October 2004. This article, as with all of his articles, is worthwhile reading. The premise is that CEOs assume ultimate responsibility for the success and failure […]

Why CEOs are Doomed to Re-Inventing the Wheel

We should all be awe-inspired by the Wright brothers; the two men from Dayton, Ohio who discovered the principles of controlled flight. At that time, contemporary aviation pioneers such as the German Otto Lilienthal were successful at gliding; exchanging altitude for forward movement. The success of their aircraft was literally dependent upon the whim of […]