Posts tagged Strategy
You’re Not Innovating if You’re Not Doing These Three Things

IBM CEO Virginia “Ginny” Rometty has made concerted efforts to ensure the company stays relevant. It’s not difficult to see one clear theme emerge, seemingly a six-word lynchpin of her strategy in this transformation: “Don’t try to protect the past.” Rometty’s tack is a unique lesson in innovative thinking, efforts that otherwise could easily have gone awry.

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Can Bratton Save New York? Part 4: Responding to the Challenge

We’ve reached the mid-point of our seven-part series examining the tensions between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, now is when the momentum really starts to build. Last week in Part 3, we took our working theory into the field, speaking to members of the factions. We immediately discovered that we had aimed too low in our initial assessment.

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Can Bratton Save New York? Yes, and Here's How

In the latter half of 2014, New York City was on the brink of an eruption. Following the non-indictment of the NYPD officer in the Eric Garner case, citizens began mostly peaceful protests with the support of liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio, After six months of unrest, tensions have eased and things have returned back to normal for the most part. In the absence of announcements of large, wide-sweeping efforts to address the events of 2014, it begs the question: Is New York City living in a pressure cooker just waiting to blow?

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How To Not Be the Next BlackBerry

“How did BlackBerry become the stepchild of the tech world?”

This simple question, casually posed to me last week, was a stark reminder of just how far this once-tech giant has fallen. Not that long ago, the BlackBerry was an essential staple of both the busy executive and the bustling socialite. Where did BlackBerry go so wrong? How did they not see their world changing, and what prevented them from being more responsive? How should they have been better prepared to adapt?

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NBC's Real Failure was not Williams'

Two weeks ago, the Internet exploded over a story by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Mr. Williams described how, in 2003, he had been on a Chinook military helicopter when it was “forced down after being hit by an R.P.G.” We now know that Mr. Williams fabricated part of this story where he was on the Chinook that actually took fire. He was actually on another copter that followed 30 – 60 minutes behind. Mr. Williams has been for six months without pay and will be getting a “second chance”. In doing so, NBC management is complicit in a systemic failure that, without deliberate attention, is primed to tear primetime news journalism apart.

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Christie Needs to Manage his Enormous Hunger

In 2012, Governor Chris Christie represented the state of New Jersey on an important trade mission to Israel. As could be expected, Mr. Christie brought an entourage with him to represent the state; unfortunately these were not economic advisors, civil engineers, or scientists. Instead, as reported by the New York Times last week, his entourage included his wife, three of his four children, his mother-in-law, father, stepmother, four staff members, former law partner and a state trooper.

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