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Google’s experimental decision market

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

Last September I reviewed James Surowiecki’s book Wisdom of Crowds. At the end of the review I said: I can understand why, as Surowiecki laments, few organisations have implemented group decision-making—because it removes power from those who have the authority and responsibility to implement the decisions. So it was a pleasure to discover, a little […]

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Great quote from Brian Arthur on sensemaking

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 16, 2005
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

This has got to be one of the best quotes I’ve seen regarding sensemaking, from an article of Brian Arthur’s in the Harvard Business Review. Imagine you are milling about in a large casino with the top figures in the high-tech-the Gates, Gerstners, and Groves of their industries. Over at one table, a game is starting […]

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Lessons Learning from Improv

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 11, 2005
Filed in Leadership Posts

My first blogpost  was inspired by Patricia’s Madsons book on Improv Wisdom and it’s relation to business and organisations. It’s great to find John Moore exploring this too: “In Improv, if you always play ‘high status’ then you’ve probably got an inferiority complex to deal with. Same goes in business. A boss who always plays ‘high […]

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