The Lonely Lobby of the Job Hotel

Harvard Business Review

I'm tempted to jump on that last word, because realistic is too often a second-hand picture of reality. People have been telling me, "this is a really bad year to be looking for a new job" every year for two decades. If there aren't enough jobs to go around, what's the point of jazzing up your job search strategy ? They went to the market with a strategy that was just about working and found jobs that were just about right. There were hotel staff around to help.

Hybrid Business Models Look Ugly, but They Work

Harvard Business Review

When the Microsoft Surface first appeared, many critics panned it as a clumsy move into hardware — a device that was stuck in the middle, a half-step behind the hot market for tablets and only a half-step beyond the dying market for PCs.

Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative

Harvard Business Review

Umair Haque Blogs Umair Haque On: Global business , Competition , Economy Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative 11:52 AM Wednesday November 24, 2010 | Comments () Email Tweet This Post to Facebook Share on LinkedIn Print Business is, above all, busy. What most companies (and economies) dont do is to stop doing — and thats a self-defeating problem. We seem to be clueless about making room for deep questioning and thinking: reflecting.