Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ask Me Anything (or how to steal the best ideas for making work better)

One of the best books I’ve read about being creative is “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon. It’s a short book, more graphic novel than academic text. And it begins with a basic truth about art that can apply … Continue reading

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“So she posted her solution online, and then…”

If you watch TED talks, you’ll hear this phrase over and over and over again. People who are aspiring to make a difference will share their work online so others can use it and improve on it. Yet it’s a phrase … Continue reading

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A better way to identify and develop talented people

One of the biggest tragedies of modern management is our approach to finding and developing talented people. For recruiting, we use top schools and other brokers to identify the talent for us. For people already inside the firm, we construct … Continue reading

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“Because it’s the right thing to do.”

I’ve worked in banks for over 20 years and understand the range of issues people have with them. This week, though, I participated in an event that was unambiguously good. It was something that made me particularly proud to work … Continue reading

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