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Your Work Sucks

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That one sentence can probably encompass all the workplace related bitterness that Steve Jobs is said to have dished out to Apple employees.

At some level, I am a little bothered by the focus on Steve Jobs’ negative personality traits. It seems to shift the focus from his true legacy and his innate talents for product, strategy and marketing, among other things. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23, 2013 at 6:10 am

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How Will You Measure Your Life…and Build Great Products?

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At first glance, it seems counter-intuitive that the two parts of the question would be related to each other.

How Will You Measure Your Life?, written by Clayton Christensen, is about how one can be successful, and happy in one’s career; how can relationships be a source of continuing happiness; and how can one live a life of integrity.

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Written by Rahul

Mar 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Leadership Lessons from Moneyball

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Moneyball is one of my favorite movies. It is the story of Oakland A’s GM, Billy Beane’s, innovative approach to baseball. Following the loss to the Yankees in the 2001 post-season, the A’s lost marquee players, and did not have the deep pockets to compete with other teams in Major League Baseball. Sports is a business after all, and Billy Beane, as the General Manager has to run it to win, regardless of the competition, uneven playing field, dissonance in the company, or anything else. I thought it would be interesting to summarize some key moments from the movie that highlight the courage, conviction and other qualities that leaders possess. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

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