EppsNet Archive: Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review: The Fine Art of Tough Love

Posted by on 17 Dec 2013

What Satan lacked was a strategy. Maybe he should have called McKinsey.

Posted by on 30 Nov 2013

Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age

10 Nov 2013 /
Peter Drucker dies at 95

Peter Drucker

Via Harvard Business Review.

My personal favorite is “What would happen if this were not done at all?”

A Tradeoff

24 Aug 2013 /

Okay . . . but who would be raising our kids? Or is that not important?

Misperceptions About Teamwork

2 Sep 2012 /

Harvard Business Review: Customers Don’t Want More Features

Posted by on 4 Jun 2012

Harvard Business Review: Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

Posted by on 21 Feb 2012

A 7-Step Process to Achieving Your Goals

9 Jan 2012 /

Freak out. This is a very important part of the process. Seriously. Look at the list of everything you’ve been trying to work on concurrently, or meaning to work on, and see how infeasible that list really is. Then look at the one or two or three things you really really really want to accomplish, and let yourself soak in the truth: you are not going to get your most valued goals accomplished when you are trying to do this many things.

Want to Change? Identify One Thing

2 Jan 2012 /

Via Harvard Business Review: Want to Change? Identify One Thing

Some of You Pricks Should Be Billionaires

27 Aug 2011 /

Disagreeable Men Earn More Than Nice GuysHarvard Business Review

What Can You Stop Doing?

31 May 2011 /

All of us have a tendency to take on additional work, lose focus, and feel overloaded — whether we work in the C-suite, at a desk, or on a shop floor. The key is not to repeat that pattern by adding more work. Instead, take an inventory of everything you’re trying to do, pick out the few things that will make the most difference (to your job, your career, or your life), and put everything else at the bottom of the pile or eliminate it altogether. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize — and you may find that you’ll get more done by doing less.

— Ron Ashkenas, “When Managing Complexity, Less is More,” Harvard Business Review

Twitter: 2010-08-30

30 Aug 2010 /

Stat of the Day

8 Aug 2010 /

Nearly 60% of the teenage readers of an online men’s magazine say they would punch a coworker in the face if they could get away with it, and nearly 40% would do the same to their bosses. The magazine, AskMen.com, says the number of positive responses to those statements declines steadily with respondents’ age, dropping to about 20% for readers 50 and older.