Let institutions educate, but don't suffocate them

April 29, 2016

Let institutions educate, but don’t suffocate them

by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz

“Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. 905 more words


The Impact of Employee Experience on Productivity and Firm Innovation: A Study of Italy's Slowdown

Italy has been on a declining growth path well before the current crisis. We see this as the unfortunate combination of policy and managerial habits. On the policy side, a string of partial labor market reforms at the end of the 1990s  made inexperienced–hence less productive–workers enter the labor market.

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BOOK REVIEW: Benjamin Disraeli--The Novel Politician

April 21, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Benjamin Disraeli–The Novel Politician

by Norman Gelb


David Cesarani’s succinct new biography of preeminent Victorian statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), Disraeli: The Novel Politician, challenges the commonly held view of Disraeli as having played a heroic role in Jewish history. 1,467 more words


Why I support John Kasich

The 2016 campaign season has seen an abnormal amount of negativity between candidates, and while some voters have thrown their support behind these potential nominees, I will not. 557 more words

Pisco and Alta California II

Obtaining the recipe for the Pisco Punch turned out to be quite and endeavor for Guillermo Toro-Lira, many twists, turns and false leads. Research took them-he and wife Brenda- to Salinas, Monterey and the San Francisco Public library many times looking at archives and talking to people that had some information of the evolution of San Francisco’s early days, traditions  and of its fine establishments. 1,052 more words


I'm re-reading Creativity, Inc -- here's a HBR piece on how Pixar fosters creativity

Behind Pixar’s string of hit movies, says the studio’s president, is a peer-driven process for solving problems and how physical office space impacts culture…

How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity

Creativity And Innovation

CEOs Can Make Work Feel More Meaningful by Encouraging Innovation

How much impact does a CEO’s behavior have on employees’ perceptions of the meaningfulness of their work? A recent article published in Group & Organization Management… 283 more words