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Falling From Grace

3 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Change is hard.  Failing is hard to take.  And for many top executives the pain of failing is the driver that pushes them to change. So says John Chambers, CISCO’s Chief Executive Officer.  “I’d like to say I like change.  I don’t.  I came out of IBM and Wang Laboratories.  Each company was on top […] Read more»

Too Many Chiefs Will Bog Things Down

28 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A popular phrase used to illustrated a wide variety of immutable truths is, “ Too many chiefs, and not enough Indians.” My father, a superb retail baker in the southern style, often said, especially when his business partner/wife tried to control his schedule, “Too many cooks in the kitchen is a a losing proposition.” Now, […] Read more»

Danger by the Bed

19 September, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Many parents will identify with this story: You are sound sleep, your back turned to the edge of the bed.  Suddenly you are awakened with a sense of dread that something really bad is standing beside you.  Something really scary.  There is that split second of fear when you roll over to confront the danger. […] Read more»