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The True Cost of Disengagement

October 15, 2012 by Sarah Griswold

Rug Making in North Carolina, 1933Americans are once again at one of those points that democracy imposes on its constituents; that is to elect a national government. An ideal of our Republic, as imagined by those who framed our original governance processes, was that the many would elect a few representatives to legislate, adjudicate,...[read more]

Hitting Your Number & Other Follies

March 4, 2011 by Ted Coine
Photo: Andrew Magill/Flickr (Creative Commons)

If you haven't read The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki, you owe yourself the treat. It's fascinating. The main premise is to show how our collective wisdom just plain crushes the expertise of even the highest-paid gurus, at least over the long-haul.Surowiecki also explores a number of side-issues, and he does it in the engaging...[read more]

Don't Just Win. Crush.

January 13, 2011 by Ted Coine
Marxchivist/Flickr

So you want to turn your company into a talent magnet?If so, you're savvy. You realize that the best companies attract, keep, and continuously inspire the best people - and that everyone else gets the leftover people, and so the leftover results.Recently we discussed pay as a threshold issue: "threshold" because generous pay is necessary...[read more]