September 11, 2001: Where were you?

Ron Edmondson

Where were you? Where were you when you first heard of the attacks on the twin towers on 9/11/2001? Obviously it’s on all our minds this weekend what took place 10 years ago. It changed so much of who we are as a nation and a people.

Remembering 9/11 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Mello Here's a link to a post I run each year at this time to make sure that I never forget the tragedy and heroism that took place on September 11, 2001.

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Everything Is Obvious: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Watts Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Fooled by Randomness (2001) Lakota Indians Nassim Nicholas Taleb Phil Rosenzweig The Black Swan (2007) The Halo Effect The Misuse of Common Sense Thinking Is About More Than Thought Voltaire We Don''t Think the Way We Think We Think Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Douglas J. Watts Crown Business ((2011) “Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”

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Simple Rules for a Complex World

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries América Latina Logística (ALL) “Strategy as Simple Rules” (January 2001) Cisco Donald Sull HarperBusiness Harvard Business Review blog HBR HBR email alerts Intel Kathleen M. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here.

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Ray Charles sings "America the Beautiful" at the 2001 World Series


Daniel Diermeier: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Daniel Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and a Professor of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, all at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship [.].

Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Aaker Developing Business Strategies (1998) fosters organizational and market strategies Frank Lloyd Wright Free Press General Motors Harvard Business Review on Brand Management Managing Brand Equity (1991) Strategic Market Management (2001) the brand portfolio strategy "provides the structure and discipline needed to have successful business strategy” The Purple Cow Change Is Like a Slinky.

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Visiting Buenos Aires in March 2001, it was hard not to see the approaching economic catastrophe. From The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore by Michelle Wucker

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Sci Fi Entertainment Break


The trailers for: " Blade Runner " " Silent Running " " Soylent Green " " The Omega Man " " 2001: A Space Odyssey " " Day of the Triffids " " The Day The Earth Stood Still " " Starship Troopers " " Independence Day " " Galaxy Quest " " Alien Nation


15 Influential Events that Shaped Generation Y [Infographic]

Management is a Journey

They are called by many names: Generation Y (Gen Y), Millennials, Nintendo Generation, Internet Generation, Generation 2001, etc. Born around 1980 through 2000, they will become the dominant demographic percentage of the workplace as Baby Boomers retire. Where TV had a heavy impact on Baby Boomers, with Gen Y it was the Internet that made [.]. Management 4 generations Business Trends leadership management people skills

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Greece Defaults


The cash-strapped nation failed to make a €1.5bn payment to the IMF by an 11pm deadline on Tuesday, triggering an arrears process which was last suffered by Zimbabwe in 2001. Greece has become the first developed country in history to default to the International Monetary Fund.

Voting ends Sept 1st for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinker Award for 2013

Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers50 was launched in 2001. Previous winners of the Top Management Thinker Award have included Peter Drucker (2001 & 2003), Michael Porter (2005), CK Prahalad (2007 & 2009), and Clayton Christensen (2011). Dear Friends, We are nearing the 2013 Thinkers50 biannual awards.

Two Lessons from an Earlier Book by Michael Lewis

First Friday Book Synopsis

I was looking over some of my “earlier” First Friday Book Synopsis handouts (some of them were not as thorough as my current handouts), and I ran across the one on the early Michael Lewis book: NEXT: The Future Just Happened (2001). Here are two excerpts from the book: In the long run the Internet […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Brussels, Terrorism, and this Volatile (VUCA) Era that We all Inhabit

First Friday Book Synopsis

Think of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001: had the risk been reasonably conceivable on September 10, it would not have happened. Black Swan logic makes what you don’t know far more relevant that what you do know. Consider that many Black Swans can be caused and exacerbated by their being unexpected. If such… Read More Brussels, Terrorism, and this Volatile (VUCA) Era that We all Inhabit. Randy's blog entries

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We Pause To Remember

General Leadership

We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world. and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You!

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On a Light Note: Some Sci Fi for Monday


Topic: The best science fiction film of all time. Is it any of the following?

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We Pause To Remember

General Leadership

We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world.

Transforming Chit Chat into Productivity

Leadership Freak

Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup (2001 to 2011) knows how to stay on task; all successful leaders do. He’s setting up his office in Philadelphia after retiring from Campbell’s on July 31. When he picked up the phone, he was unpacking boxes. I asked him what was happening in his life. Doug has a [.]. Communication Interview Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Book Notes Leadership Development

The World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

N2Growth Blog

Every two years since 2001, Thinkers50 has published their ranking of the world’s top 50 management and leadership thinkers. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth .

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How To Detect the Outside Forces that Could Help or Hurt Your Organization


It was September 11, 2001 and you know what happened that day. “ Did you see what's happening in your country ?” Yeah, Microsoft just came to an agreement with the government about its antitrust suit.” “I I mean, what’s happening right now.” I was in Buenos Aires where I lived at the time.

Civility: The New Employee Attraction and Retention Strategy

Lead Change Blog

2001). Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Value Creation Workplace Issues Workplace attractiveness is an optimistic attitude or a positive emotion an individual has towards an organization (Aiman-Smith et al. The attraction process involves a job seeker’s estimate of how well they “feel” their personal needs and values fit the organization’s culture. Gaining an understanding of the factors that can impact the attraction phase of this [.].

On Disrupting Yourself


During 2001 dot com bubble, one of my friends, a competent software developer, was laid off because of lack of business in the technology he worked in.

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Forget the Bus! Develop Talent to Create a Fast, Nimble Fleet

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

This approach was first popularized in the 1980′s by Jack Welch at GE and further reinforced in 2001 by Jim Collins who told us to “get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off.”

Another day that “will live in infamy”….

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of us have memories of where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was in the shower when my wife told me with obvious distress that “a small plane or maybe a helicopter just crashed into one of the towers.” I knew exactly which “towers” where, [.]. Bob's blog entries

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It’s Carnival Time Again!

Management is a Journey

It is time to gather up the family and head over to Dan McCarthy’s Great Leadership Blog for the March 2001 Leadership Development Carnival. There are many great blog articles there covering a broad range of management and leadership topics. Our post Egypt: When Trust Fails, Leaders Fail is included. Click here to go to [.]. Management communication leadership management

Putnam’s Newest is a Certain Presentation For Us at the First Friday Book Synopsis

First Friday Book Synopsis

I will never forget Bowling Alone (Simon & Schuster, 2001). It remains the most depressing book we have presented at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. It contained chart after chart, page after page, of the demise of civic, social, religious, and fraternal groups in America. All of it was true. If you were […].

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Character: Pursuing the Road Less Traveled

General Leadership

Anyone who thinks about September 11, 2001 , will likely remember exactly where they were when they heard the news on that fateful fall morning. “ Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ”. Bruce Lee.

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Elmore Leonard: Focus On What’s Important, Ignore Everything Else

N2Growth Blog

10 that Elmore Leonard , a gifted storyteller and author of some 46 novels, posited in an essay on writing for the New York Times in 2001. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip. That is Rule No.

Good To Great -- Still A Must Read

Eric Jacobson

The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? Near the top of virtually every list you'll see of the best leadership books, you'll find Good To Great , by Jim Collins.

Whoever Tells The Best Story Wins

Eric Jacobson

Simmons is also the author of, The Story Factor (2001), which was named by 1-800-CEO-Read as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Whoever Tells The Best Story Wins , is the new book by Annette Simmons , president of Group Process Consulting.

Jason Fried on “Why work doesn’t happen at work”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Until 2005, it remained a once-a-year conference: four days of programs, 50 speakers, 18-minute presentations. Anderson […].

Europe's Romance with Greece


This mystification worked again in 2001, when Greece entered the Eurozone—the economic and monetary union of over a dozen (but not all) EU states—without, again, fulfilling any of the necessary conditions for membership. They are not solely culpable, though: in 2001, European leaders knew and said, privately, that the Greek state’s numbers didn’t add up.

More best and worst project names

Crossderry Blog

Company Name] 2001 was a common turn of the millenium project name, but one that didn’t wear well. For example, many of these projects didn’t finish in 2001, as global rollouts continued on for several years. Many colleagues felt silly trying to wrap up “2001″ in “2004″ If you’re going to “date” a project, then make sure your plan doesn’t run past that date.

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Eric Jacobson

The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? If you haven't read, Good To Great , by Jim Collins, do so. Near the top of virtually every list you'll see of the best leadership books, you'll find Good To Great. Some of the lessons from the book are : "Leadership is equally about creating a climate where the truth is heard and the brutal facts confronted."

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Then the Post Office stopped displaying the flag, and on September 11, 2001, the liquor store flag flew alone. Charles Street, the principal thoroughfare on Boston's Beacon Hill, is a comfortable street bordered by four-story brink buildings with apartments above antique stores and other shops on the ground level. At one time on one block American flags regularly hung over the entrances to the United States Post Office and the liquor store.


Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Before joining Express Scripts in 2001, he was an associate professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Bob Nease received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he studied methods to improve medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Louis and an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Medical School. He recently retired as the… Read More Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

Do You Love Your Community Enough to Let it Go? Why I Gave My Most Successful Community Away

Managing Communities was launched on April 6, 2001. photo credit: Jetske19 I love I spent 11 years managing it. It was my biggest, most successful community. And that is why it was so hard for me to give it away. I created it because I needed it. As someone who used the phpBB forum software, [.]. Managing the Community

I’ve Run for 10+ Years and I’m Not a Martial Artist

Managing Communities

I launched the forums on May 21, 2001 and have managed them ever since. In May, celebrated 10 years online. 10 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day. It may surprise you to learn that I am not a martial artist. As you might expect, this question comes up once in a while. [.]. Managing the Community Thinking

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor Gail McMeekin Conari Press (2001) Note: I re-read this book while formulating questions for an interview of its author, Gail McMeekin. If anything, her insights offer even greater value now than they did years ago when the book was first published. This is another of several [.].

Why Is Strategy Execution So Hard? The Odds Are Against Us

Six Disciplines

Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [2] Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [3] Effective execution of strategy seems to be an elusive goal. As Fortune Magazine noted in 1982, "Less than 10% of strategies effectively formulated are effectively executed.". After two decades of the application of even the most modern and innovative business principles, the problem remains.

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Out of Our Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

2011) How and why to think differently about learning to be creative This is a “New Edition, Fully Updated” of a book first published in 2001. Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative Ken Robinson Capstone Publishing Ltd. Why a second edition? As Ken Robinson explains in his Preface, “…the first reason is that [.].

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How Two Individual Forums on SitePoint Became Two Independent, Self-Sustaining Businesses

Managing Communities

I was a member of staff on the SitePoint Forums for many years (from July 15, 2001 through September 30, 2008, to be exact) and I now co-host the SitePoint Podcast. SitePoint is one of the largest web development communities in the world and I am proud of my affiliation with it. SitePoint is an example [.].

Remembering 9/11: Dave Barry’s “On Hallowed Ground”

Michael Lee Stallard

Where were you when you first heard the news of an airliner striking World Trade Tower One on the morning of September 11, 2001? I was in my office near Times Square in Manhattan. At first I assumed it was an accident. Then came the unbelievable news that a second plane had hit Tower Two.