June 10, 2013 was a big announcement day for Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Frankly, it was a strange spectacle to me. There was Apple announcing upgrades; not new exciting technologies to dazzle the industry!
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When a person realizes that they have a particular strength or have accomplished a particular feat, it is a natural tendency for them to look for ways to put that talent or experience to work.
I will admit that I have a visceral negative reaction to consultants. That is probably because I spent 26 years at Procter & Gamble and almost 10 years at Microsoft and both of those companies viewed consultants as a waste of money and time. Here was their rationale:
Recently the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it would stop delivering mail on Saturdays. It is expected to save $2 billion a year, a drop in the bucket compared to the $16 billion loss reported in 2012.
John Hennessy, the President of Stanford University, made quite a splash recently when he publicly predicted the death of the lecture hall as university education takes advantage of online capabilities.
Recently when I saw the announcement that Paul Otelllini, the current CEO of Intel, was retiring, I immediately thought of [...]
Consider the global business community today, and ask yourself: who is the most courageous leader out there? I would vote for Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat-Chrysler CEO.
Back when I was at Procter & Gamble, and had made the difficult decision to leave P&G to move to Microsoft, John Smale, the retired CEO of P&G, gave me some good advice.