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The Republican Party: Three Problems In 2013


The Republican party has a big problem, a really big problem. The 2012 Presidential elections dealt the Republicans a crushing blow. The loss in the popular vote was greater than expected, but the loss in the electoral college was devastating. … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: Understanding Basel III


If you work in a financial institution, big changes are on the way. Lessons learned from the financial collapse of the past few years, has led to new thinking about how financial institutions need to operate. Or maybe it’s old … Continue reading

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The General Electric Turnaround: Why We Can’t All Be Jack Welch!


Jack Welch is perhaps the world’s best known improvement guru. His transformation of GE not only took genius, it took guts and determination to convince a company that was doing pretty darn well that it had to do better. Not … Continue reading

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Google Changes The Ediscovery Landscape


The big new app for 2012 just might be Google’s Apps Vault. Just released in the last days of Q1, this tool sits on top of Google Apps and simplify management of your firm’s documents. This tool will be enormously … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Share & Be Happy


In our last Blog we spoke about the issues that drive the services produced by a shared services group. We talked about six issues that define the functions, cost and billing of shared services. Today, we’re going to take the … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: 8 Lessons Learned About Outsourcing


In our last “PMO Basics,” we covered the reasons and methods for building a lessons learned file. Today, we’re going to apply lessons learned to Outsourcing. Why single out outsourcing? There are several good reasons. First, the recent wave of  … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Massive Savings Hidden In Documents


Today’s best solution often cause tomorrow’s biggest problem. Consider the baby diaper, the humble nappy. Pampers, the first practical disposable diaper, was introduced in 1961. Like any new product it was a less than perfect solution. They used wood pulp … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Smartsource Outsourcing Programs


In the last blog, we discussed the limits of cost based outsourcing: after initial savings three is little or nothing left for the next contract, “fractures” in processes develop between the client and the vendor that damage productivity and a … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Quantifying The Benefits of Happiness – A Focus On SECRETARIES (PART 2)


In our last blog we looked at how secretaries evolved into administrative assistants. This transition was driven by changes in technology (word processing, email,  voice mail, etc.) and changes in the labor market (women with college degrees didn’t want to … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Increase Happiness AND Productivity… Look At Secretaries (PART 1)


Secretaries… do you still use that term? Years ago, when “secretary” became synonymous with, “We’re paying you less because you’re  a woman”, the title became an insult. Corporations changed the title to “administrative assistant,” but not much else changed. This … Continue reading

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