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Management in the 21st Century: Sustainable Development or a Narcissistic Drowning

By Travis Higgins  “No matter where we hail from or who our parents were,we are descendants from the hardy survivors of unimaginable catastrophes. Each of us is a runner in the longest and most dangerous relay race there ever was, … Continue reading

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PDSA and OODA – Complementary Systems from Complimentary Men

by Dean Lenane, Managing Director/Geschaeftsfuehrer at Fisher Dynamics, Cologne I had the privilege of working with Dr. W. Edwards Deming during the early 1980’s when he was reintroduced to the American business environment. Deming had of course become something of a … Continue reading

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The Human Dimension of Change

By Dan Strongin and James Manning Originally Published in the Journal of Global Business and Organizational Excellence • DOI: 10.1002/joe.20357 • November/December 2010 (note: A maquiladora is a company under Mexican law with Mexican and foreign partners, set up to manufacture … Continue reading

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Most Important Leadership Quality

By Hans Norden Recently, IBM published the results of over 1500 face-to-face interviews with CEOs, General Managers and senior public sector leaders from around the world, in a paper called “Capitalizing on Complexity”. They found that the most pressing challenges … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Outcome of Sending People into Space

The most important outcome from the space program may be the experience itself: the overview effect. This really interesting video, is best left to be experienced without muddying it up with interpretation. It is really quite a mind changer.

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The Pseudo Science of Performance Management

​You can’t make a Fendi out of a sow’s purse, or something like that. Dressing up data to look scientific is to be expected from those trying to prove that aliens have landed, the Mayan prophecies are real and the … Continue reading

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Depression of 2016

The latest book by Collaboration co-founder Rafael Aguayo. This book uses system dynamics to analyze the US economy and shows the interactions among the economy for goods and services, financial markets and international trade. What emerges is an economy that approaches … Continue reading

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The only possible Economy: creating Socially Useful Value

By Jordi Cabré One could ask why some companies are successful and others are not, or why some have short-lived success and others maintain it over time. The answer is as simple as it is hard to believe. We have … Continue reading

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Price vs Cost

PRICE VS COST: A DEGREE IN STUPIDITY “It was a dark and stormy night…” which is the way that most horror stories begin. But this was a horror story that would have long-term inpact and would affect basically thousands of … Continue reading

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Quality and Deming in a Nutshell

by Rafael Aguayo I was taken aback recently when some people who knew me personally but were not familiar with my work asked me what my books were about. I went into a long winded comprehensive explanation that probably left … Continue reading

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