Category Archives: Creativity

Parenting versus Babysitting – The Manager's Duty

“I didn’t take them on to raise” is a phrase I’ve heard not just once in my professional career. And the retort is, “well, yes you did.” Crap managers babysit, good managers parent. (And if you’ve had a really rockstar … Continue reading

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Developing Solvers, Not COGs for the Wheel of Complacency

The 21st century business spends less time doing transformation work (processing raw materials) than it does synthesizing information – true in developed countries and increasingly the case in developing economies.“Hiring profiles will change—indeed, in some tacit-intensive industries, such as software … Continue reading

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Offering more: Blendtec and 'Will It Blend?'

Creativity is a big motivator for many folks. And a fun atmosphere doesn’t hurt at all. With those things in mind, would you like to work at Blendtec? Yeah, me too. They seem to doing things right.

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