The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

Henry David Thoreau

There are two types of people … those who produce results and those who give you reasons why they didn’t.
Peter Drucker

The Wit of a Manager 006 [hindsight]

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Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring people and buying and selling companies. That’s not management, that’s dealmaking. Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it’s a magnificent profession.
The Blueprint of Success 009 [life purpose]

The Blueprint of Success 009 [life purpose]

The revolution will not be automated.
It will not be delivered as a turn key solution or As A Service.
There will be no button to hit, switch to throw or command centre from which to run it.
The revolution will be hard, human, challenging, changing work.
Without the will to undergo cultural change all the tech will do is smear a little make up on the corpse of the past and prop it up in a chair. That won’t fool anyone for long.
Treat me like a customer and I will buy your stuff.
Treat me like a partner and I will help you make it.

Managing the Future - 004

The Future of Performance Measurement & Big Data

These are some of the startling findings of an emerging field called work-force science. It adds a large dose of data analysis, a k a Big Data, to the field of human resource management, which has traditionally relied heavily on gut feel and established practice to guide hiring, promotion and career planning. Work-force science, in short, is what happens when Big Data meets H.R.

Michael Housman, an economist and managing director of analytics at Evolv, says he thinks work-force science will increasingly be applied across the spectrum of jobs and professions, building profits, productivity, innovation and worker satisfaction. (via

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The Blueprint of Success 008 [strategic planning]

Data is the new Oil. Data is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used.