Jeffrey M. Stibel: An interview by Bob Morris

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Jeff Stibel writes about the intersection of science, technology and the complex networks that influence people’s lives. He is the Chairman and CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and Chairman of BrainGate, as well as serves on boards for U.S.C., Brown, and Tufts University. Jeff publishes articles and books about networks and how […].

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Looking For Leadership

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The idea that the "cream will rise to the top" is too often more than offset by the Dunning-Kruger effect; and the real leader's highmindedness will be viewed as a threat to the status quo.

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

Harvard Business Review

David Dunning and Justin Kruger at Cornell have great research showing that the least competent people often end up in charge because they’re overconfident about their own abilities.).

What Groupon and LivingSocial Cannot Offer

Harvard Business Review

This likely influenced Google to reportedly offer Groupon $6 billion for the company ( which was turned down ) and the company to raise a record $950 million from investors. Stibel is Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Here's What the Internet Is Up To

Harvard Business Review

People are OK at assessing others but really bad at seeing themselves in their own unvarnished, self-centered, sometimes ethically challenged glory, as psychologist David Dunning writes (Robert Stephen Kaplan says we don''t know our own strengths either ). What we presume about other people’s behaviour and futures is likely a valuable indicator of what awaits us in the same situation," Dunning says. Mobile in China and Collecting Your Fitness Data.

Is How You Deliver Feedback Doing More Harm than Good?

Harvard Business Review

As the famous Dunning-Krueger effect demonstrates, the less competent people are, the less self-aware they are, so poor performers are particularly likely to benefit from a reality check. Feedback is key to improving performance.

Courtside Seats to the Best (And Worst) C-Suites

Harvard Business Review

In fact, the current issue of HBR carries an article I co-authored with Julie Wulf from HBS on the structure at the C-Suite, how it has changed over the past twenty years, and what factors influence the size of the team. Sara Mathew, the Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet confronted this realization head on after she became CEO and found herself unnecessarily in the middle of too many decisions.