Richie Norton on The Power of Starting Something Stupid

Rajesh Setty

It was great way to start the second half of 2013 with a phone conversation with Richie Norton , the author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid. entrepreneurship Leadership Main Page fear interview pride procrastination richie norton starting something stupid

The Butterfly Effect of Leadership

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On Stupid Ideas

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Seth Godin, Tribes I recently completed The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton with Natalie Norton. Community Involvement Self Leadership Commitment government ideas Leadership Development risk Stupid Ideas

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12 Tweeters to watch at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit

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Here is a list of 12 great people I’ll be following as I won’t be able to join the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit this week in London. Why You Should Give Up Developing, Buying and Maintaining Applications. David norton.

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How do you measure the long term success of an MD?

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absentee levels business performance capital invested customer retention customer satisfaction innovating innovation Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard labour turnover performance measurement personal development profit revenue sustainable performanceMeasuring performance of the MD through hard, soft, personal and strategic measurements and bring all these measurements together in a coherent manner.

How do you measure the long term success of an MD?

Chartered Management Institute

absentee levels business performance capital invested customer retention customer satisfaction innovating innovation Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard labour turnover performance measurement personal development profit revenue sustainable performanceMeasuring performance of the MD through hard, soft, personal and strategic measurements and bring all these measurements together in a coherent manner.

The Balanced Scorecard: Do’s and Don’ts

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Norton developed in much greater depth and detail a concept they introduced previously in an HBR article (January/February, 1992): the balanced scorecard. In a book published in 1996, The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. As they explain in their Preface, “the Balanced Scorecard [BSC] evolved from an improved [.].

A Closed-Loop Strategy Execution System

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Norton (creators of the Balanced Scorecard) offer their insights concerning the "rules" of successful strategy execution: The failure to balance the tensions between strategy and operations (execution) is pervasive. By management system, they're referring to the integrated set of processes and tools that a company uses to develop its strategy, translate it into operational actions, and monitor and improve the effectiveness of both.

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A Closed-Loop Strategy Execution System

Six Disciplines

Norton (creators of the Balanced Scorecard) offer their insights concerning the "rules" of successful strategy execution: The failure to balance the tensions between strategy and operations (execution) is pervasive. By management system, they're referring to the integrated set of processes and tools that a company uses to develop its strategy, translate it into operational actions, and monitor and improve the effectiveness of both.

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Booknotes: 14 Ideas from The Power of Something Stupid

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Author Richie Norton explains that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. Understanding the stupid loop, and why innovation is so vitally important, helps you develop the ability to check the pulse of the environment around you and adapt accordingly.”. “If

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Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy

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There are only a few options such as Palladium Execution Premium Process™ (XPP ) developed by Drs. Norton and their Palladium associates. Guest post from Robin Speculand: Leaders across the world have been taught how to plan but not how to execute.

The Strategy Book

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The tools include: SWOT analysis, Porter's 5 forces of competition, McKinsey's 7-S framework, BCG’s product portfolio matrix, Kim and Mauborgne's blue ocean, Kaplan and Norton's balanced scorecard, Mintzberg’s deliberate and emergent, Prahalad's bottom of the pyramid and twenty-one more. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. “Strategy is about shaping the future,” writes Max McKeown.

4 Ways To End Destructive Pride

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Ritchie Norton. Richie Norton is the founder and CEO of Global Consulting Circle, a Hawaii-based boutique international business development company. Why do so many people, businesses, marriages, and even entire empires fall?

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Balanced Scorecard - The Next Big Thing?

Six Disciplines

Developed at the Harvard Business School by David Norton and Robert Kaplan in the early 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) represents the newest and most prolific performance measurement system since Total Quality Management (TQM) and Management by Objectives (MBO). Many corporate managers have been introduced to a corporate management system called the Balanced Scorecard.

Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

This framework shares some elements with the balanced scorecard concept that was introduced in a seminal 1992 Harvard Business Review article, The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance , by Robert Kaplan and David Norton.

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Grassroots Leadership through Social Power

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The institutions of modern developed societies, whether governments or companies, are not prepared for this social power. 1 national infrastructure priority," says Roy Norton, the nation's consul general in Detroit. Social might is now moving toward your community, state, nation as well as global corporations. We have entered the age of empowered individuals, who use potent new technologies and harness social media to organize themselves.

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Connect With Respect – Teaching Our Children To Be Safe Online Safer Internet Day 2013

Krishna De

Argos in the UK have a partnership with Norton Online Family and have made the software available – it encourages discussion between you and your children about what they do online so you can teach them safe behaviour and good cyber habits.

CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals

Harvard Business Review

I decided to test his claim by interviewing current and former C-suite executives, including Bob Crandall, former CEO of American Airlines; David Norton, former CMO of Harrah’s casinos; Will Ethridge, CEO of Pearson Education; and Pat O’Keefe, former CEO of Watts Water Technologies. I knew that meant he would be relatively focused on short-term results while mostly ignoring product development. He had recruited other quant experts, such as Norton, formerly of American Express.

The 5 Things All Great Salespeople Do

Harvard Business Review

If you don’t start with the MacGyver mindset, then you will never fully develop the skills associated with being resourceful. Most elite salespeople get things done, to quote Norton in The Shawshank Redemption , “not tomorrow, not after breakfast, now!”

Treat Employees Like Business Owners

Harvard Business Review

“Any other restaurant, I would just be scraping by,” shift supervisor Amanda Norton told the Boston Globe. Talent management Motivating people Developing employees ArticleEmployee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason.

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Why Rich People Aren’t as Happy as They Could Be

Harvard Business Review

This is because, as professors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton point out in their very useful book, Happy Money , money provides access to things—products, experiences, and services—that improve happiness levels.

How to Work with a Bad Listener

Harvard Business Review

“He also suffered from selective amnesia — we’d have a good meeting, develop a plan, and then he would ‘forget’ what we talked about.” Earlier in Ash Norton’s career, she worked with a colleague — whom we’ll call Nancy — who had difficulty paying attention. Together Nancy and Ash developed an action plan (including dates and deliverables) to help Nancy follow through on expectations.

Is Your CEO’s High Salary Scaring Away Customers?

Harvard Business Review

According to the AFL-CIO , the actual number is closer to 331 to 1 in the United States (most other developed countries have lower ratios than the U.S., Babo Schokker. Let’s say you’re in the market for some new towels. Nice towels, oversized and made with 100% Turkish cotton.

On Undo's Undue Importance

Harvard Business Review

Back in 1982 Norton Utilities launched its "Unerase" product. In 1986, Lotus Development Corporation announced the latest version of its (at the time) wildly popular 1-2-3 spreadsheet, one that now sported a spiffy new "undo" feature. Every few years the same piece of technology gets re-announced, and it's as important as ever. The feature? Its appearance marks a markets' phase transition from early adopters to mega-profits.

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out , “Product managers simply don’t have any direct authority over most of the things needed to make their products successful – from user and data research through design and development to marketing, sales, and support” PMs are not the CEO of product and their roles vary widely depending on a number of factors. Product development Career planning Digital ArticleAron Vellekoop Len/Getty Images.

How CMOs Can Work with CIOs to Gain Customer Insight

Harvard Business Review

David Norton, the prior CMO of Caesars Entertainment, suggests that "data infrastructure should follow an understanding of the business questions. For example Dr. Sukumar's company, Optimal Strategix , is one of many that has developed such a universal tool, and he agrees, "Gone are the days when marketers had to get their information from a PowerPoint presentation that marketing researchers or consultants provided."

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Why the U.S. Government Is Embracing Behavioral Science

Harvard Business Review

Nudges like these speak to the power of developing interventions and policies that consider people for what they are: creatures whose information-processing capacity and emotions limit them from being rational agents. For anyone interested in human behavior and decision making, September 15 will likely be a day to remember. On that day, President Obama ordered government agencies to use behavioral science insights to “ better serve the American people.”

Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

Harvard Business Review

As my HBS colleague Michael Norton shows in his book Happy Money , giving to others boosts happiness. They can: Mastery: Help people develop deep skills. The most motivated and productive people I’ve seen recently work in an older company on the American East Coast deploying innovative technology products to transform a traditional industry.

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How Self-Service Kiosks Are Changing Customer Behavior

Harvard Business Review

Michael Norton and I found that when a website, like Kayak, shows a customer the work it is engaging in on their behalf, customers mind waiting for the service less, and they value the service more.

How to Manage Your Former Peers

Harvard Business Review

But it's important to make it clear that you value him as an employee and that you plan to advocate for his development. For example, he moved to a centralized staffing model in which he became the final decision-maker, and he instituted a more open process around business development.