Monthly Archives: November 2011

Questioning Best Practices

There is still a lot of talk about best practices for digital marketing, measuring social media ROI, constructing an online brand, etc. The implicit assumption is that there are actually best practices at all. Implicit in that assumption is a related assumption … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Stability

Most of us are well aware of the speed and complexity in our world, and especially in the spaces in and around our organizations. Companies start up and dissolve at a dizzying pace. Stock prices rise and fall globally within … Continue reading

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Kinship-Like Practices Are Important In Complex Times: Lessons from a Merchant of Venice

In the absence of sufficient ability to control [1] a complex situation, humans tend to fall back on personal kinship networks as a means of improving their chances. The jilted lover returns to his parents for comfort. The wounded professional … Continue reading

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