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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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The Phone and the Organization

Take a minute to watch this instructional video from 1954 on how to dial a rotary telephone Now take a minute to think about how new these concepts must have seemed to people in 1954. Now take another minute to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Anticipating Shifts

Big shifts are usually inevitable.  There is no stopping an eventual high ocean tide as it roars onto a beach.  There was no stopping the “customer first” movement in American business once it started back in the 1980’s.  Today the … Continue reading

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The Social Media Generation Gap

After a talk yesterday at the Indiana Chamber Executives Association’s annual conference, i had a great discussion about the powerful generation gap between the baby boomer and the younger generations that have now entered the work force (in terms of … Continue reading

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