Newsletter of December 20, 2010
The wonders of suckiness
You don't want to miss this wonderful,
funny seven minute video on "the
wonders of suckiness" by Chris Flink
of IDEO. It's actually about how
your most irritating
ones that really suck-are really huge
opportunities for innovation. This
should be good news for the reinvention
of management, because if there is one
thing about traditional management,
it really sucks! Read about, and watch,
I did a book review of
Umair Haque's new
Disruptively Better Business.
My conclusion: It's a brave, profound, witty
and brilliant book. A must read! Get
Boredom had a big week.
(Is it the holiday
season?) A nice
from Umair Haque
who urges us to "stop being boring. Start
being interesting." And my post on the role
of storytelling in accomplishing just that.
Great review by Dave Moran
of my book,
Leader's Guide to
He comes at it from the perspective of
an Agile software developer and concludes:
"the book you give your managers." Read
"Our Dickensian economy: Has our country
become mean-spirited?" was
posed in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. My
reply is: not really. That's the result, not
the cause. The
real story is that the
economy has become unproductive.
Surprise! President Obama did not use
my proposed opening remarks for the
CEO Summit on Wednesday. Instead
he offered a tame, generic plea for more of
the same. Ugh! A lost opportunity!
Also in the series on the most beautiful
blog, building, fonts and so on:
most beautiful gift in the world.
partly tongue in cheek,
And facebook photos of last
Wedneday's lively KMI event
Hoping our paths cross soon.
PS Don't forget to register for my webcast on
reinventing management on January 11.
Get the details