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Which Location Has the Best Outsourcing Deal?


Not too long ago, the outsourcing of corporate office jobs was synonymous with India. Big news stories showed example after example of work successfully outsourced to India, yielding enormous savings.  Years ago, when IBM was the biggest and most recognizable name in computers, … Continue reading

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Barclays Scandal Shows Need for Better Executive Management Reporting


Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclays Bank, stepped down from heading the bank because of the LIBOR scandal. Essentially, LIBOR is a calculation that set the borrowing rate in the UK for different markets; for each of these markets … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Top 10 Ways To Deliver Influential Presentations


If you run a PMO, you need to know more than just project management. You need to be able to influence the top decision makers in your organization, and drive change. Some of this influencing is informal, and achieve in … Continue reading

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Everyone Bow Down: Quality Control Has Conquered America!


Just a few blogs ago I said that with the debt ceiling silliness in D.C. resolved, we might have clear sailing until the next crisis. Who knew that the credit downgrade crisis was just a few days away?  Of course, … Continue reading

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Is Your Staff About To Run Away?


The debt limit nonsense in Washington seems to be over, at least for now. While there are many arguments and much confused information about the national debt, we know that $200 billion of the TARP loans have been repaid, and … Continue reading

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How Modern Guns Conquered The Old West


No single story defines America’s Old West. Instead it is a series of individual stories… Big stories about Big characters doing big things. Usually with big guns. The West and the Gun are inseparable. “God didn’t make men equal Smith and … Continue reading

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It’s Summer, It’s Hot And It’s Time For The Crazy Season!


Boy Is it hot outside! OK, it’s the summer and the summer is supposed to be hot, but 2011 looks like it’s going to be a sizzler this year in New York! When the heat goes up, that’s when we … Continue reading

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The Return Of The J Curve: A Lesson From Netflix


Nothing is free… or at least not free forever. The same goes for the lowest price. Eventually it goes away. Either a new, lower price is found, or the price rises. As the economy continues to rebound, free is no … Continue reading

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Higher Clouds: Learning From Amazon’s AWS Strategy


Last month, Amazon had a conference in New York to show off its latest web services. At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Conference a number of very experienced executives presented some exceptionally impressive technology.  Still, as they day wore on … Continue reading

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Creative Projects: A Few Ideas And Tools!


Every now and then you run across some really useful tools, or fascinating trends, that can help you with your operations.  Six months later you may forget about these tools, or they may be replaced by something better. (Hey Facebook, … Continue reading

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