7 Leadership Lessons From NBA Coach Avery Johnson by Lou Dubois


Avery Johnson overcame the odds as a player in the NBA. Despite going undrafted in the 1988 NBA Draft, Johnson went on to play 16 seasons in the league for six different franchises, becoming one of only two players less than six feet tall to play in more than 1,000 games. In 1999, he was the floor leader of the San Antonio Spurs championship team (and was nicknamed the “Little General” for his leadership skills).

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Does your Structure help or hinder Innovation? By Poul Sloane


Oticon, the innovative Danish hearing-aid manufacturer, broke the conventions of corporate structure when it tore up the hierarchy and created what became known as a ‘spaghetti organization’. People are not allocated to departments but move from project to project. The system looks chaotic in a conventional sense but Oticon have achieved remarkable success with it over a period of ten years.

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Six Keys to Managing Your Reputation on the Web by Martin Zwilling


Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a SCREAMING post on Ripoff ReportYelp, or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet. Most entrepreneurs don’t even know how to keep track of what people are saying about them on the web, much less how to respond or remove it.

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Shelter a homeless…online banner


The Swedish Stadsmission; an independant organization aiming to help the homeless, drugaddicts and other people in need, has launched a very successful viral campaign to raise funds for the homeless. So successful that I has tripled donations year on year and raised awareness of the homeless issue to new heights.

I encourage all reader of this post to visit their websites (Stadsmission | campaign site) and, if possible, to shelter a homeless banner on your site. Donations are optional. An example of the a shelted banner can be found at www.lundsten.net.

Why do so many great businesses fail? By John Persico


A few years ago, I started thinking about all of the “mistakes” that management and organizations have made.  There are several books dealing with the subject and various companies, leaders and managers are noted for the blunders they have made in decision making.  For instance, out of the top ten mergers undertaken in the 90’s, eight of them lost money or shareholder value. Not just a little money, but billions and billions of dollars. We are all familiar with other noted disasters such as “New Coke”, Apple’s Newton and Ford’s Edsel. The question I wanted to answer was simply: “what is behind such faulty decision making?”  I found an excellent article that looked at the top ten mistakes managers make in decision making.  The title of the article was “10 reasons people make stupid decisions.”  I have found this article posted on many blogs but I am unable to find the author of the article.

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No Strategy, No Worthwhile Innovation by Jeffrey Phillips


[Jeffrey Phillips has] written previously that many organizations confuse innovation and strategy. Strategy consists of the vision your executives have for the business over the longer term. Strategy includes how the firm will acquire the necessary inputs and resources it will need to thrive, and encompasses the changes that the firm will make in its products, services and served markets in order to continue to grow and differentiate from competition.

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http://www.business-strategy-innovation.com/wordpress/2011/05/no-strategy-no-worthwhile-innovation/#