Tim Cook on Leadership

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, spoke April 2013 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He answered questions from Dean Bill Boulding and students at the 25th anniversary reunion of his graduation from the school. His answers are thoughtful and insightful. Duke posted several video pieces on YouTube on May 30. They are all linked together […]

Learn How to Be Better in “Why Your Boss is Wrong..”

Sometimes a news or opinion item’s importance grows over time. One such item for me is “Why Your Boss is Wrong About You.” It appeared last week in the New York Times and online at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/opinion/02culbert.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1299589476-9Ar8SlJlzUw4pKYtA5LBbQ. Evaluating employees is more complicated and less fair than people would like to believe. Author Samuel Culbert writes about […]

Friendly Conversations have Cognitive Benefits

Friendly conversations can have cognitive benefits, according to research recently published by Michigan Today online at http://michigantoday.umich.edu/story.php?id=7900. Oscar Ybarra, lead researcher for the study at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, published results in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal. Brief friendly social interactions provide a short term boost in cognitive tasks […]

Local: King’s Garage Farmington

I like to patronize locally owned businesses. Items retailers sell are likely to be different than what is available from the big national chains, so patronizing local businesses can promote a variety of items being available. Other local businesses provide services tuned to the needs of the area. I find that they often provide better […]

ReWork Ideas

I like REWORK, the book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. Their ideas for running a business are out of the ordinary, which makes them extraordinary. Some sections stand out as applying to many businesses. I have included selected quotes so you can get some ideas. But, if you care about the business you […]