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The Strategist Workshop

I just returned from Rhode Island, where I attended “The Strategist” workshop, which was conducted by Alan Weiss, Ph.D. It was simply outstanding. Here are some of my takeaways: Strategy is the what, tactics is the how Planning kills strategy. Strategy is top down, planning is bottom up. Strategy starts with the end desire. Paint a picture of the future. Being good at what you …

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Isn’t Innovation Great?

I received several great emails and suggestions about my last Blog post, which has triggered some of my additional points: Technology for technology sake makes no sense – Why purchase a faster processor when the old one is just fast enough? Why upgrade immediately to the latest software version when you are barely still using 5% of the functions of your current software? Why get …

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Are You Taking Your Technologies for Granted?

It was 1968, I was 12 years old growing up in Israel. After waiting for over a year, the phone my parents ordered for our home, finally arrived. There was great excitement in our home, and we even built a small credenza to proudly display our new arrival. What made it even more exciting was the fact that we were one of the first families …

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New Blog Launch – www.AvivShahar.com

I am delighted to announce the development, implementation and the launch of the new blog for Aviv Shahar, owner of Amber Network. Aviv is a fascinating thought leader who helps executives improve effectiveness, strategic thinking, collaboration and innovation. Click here to visit his new blog and explore his thoughts for times of change. (Click image to enlarge)

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Remembrance For The Editor of Forbes

The Wall Street Journal had a brief remembrance for the editor of Forbes magazine, James W. Michaels, 1921 – 2007. After he took over the magazine, circulation more than doubled. He was contrarian in life as in editing. He rarely socialized with publishing professionals. He distrusted electric typewriter and loved word processing and the Internet which allowed him to easily send his editing from his …

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