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When You’re Too Good for Your Own Startup

 A version of this article first appeared at Inc.com. For a startup to succeed it needs two key people: A Visionary and an Operator. These roles differ considerably, and crucially. The Visionary has the initial idea and brings the passion,…

How to flourish in any crisis

Ever wonder why every month brings another tale of a badly handled corporate disaster (here’s last year’s haul: BP, HP, Netflix, Groupon, HP, Bank of America, News International, Yahoo, HP, Toyota, Google, Kodak), yet you have to go back to 1982 for…

Why businesses stumble in a crisis

Last time, we looked at the three steps required to recover from any crisis: 1. Clarity. 2. Direction. 3. Control. This seems pretty straightforward, yes? So why do so many leaders, not to say entire executive teams stumble so badly when…

HP: Genius need not apply (for now)

On Monday we saw how Steve Jobs genius is clearly an important element of Apple’s success. On Wednesday we saw that for Google, the opposite is the case – for them, Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s genius is highly problematic.For another company, HP,…