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What If Google Had a Hedge Fund?

Harvard Business Review

Acutely aware of the competitive edges timely data offers sophisticated investors, the company's ever-entrepreneurial cofounder once proposed that Google launch a hedge fund. Google may not have a hedge fund, but it's unlikely that high IQ hedge funds aren't using Google's data to better manage their own situational awareness and risk. What kind of hedge funds might an Amazon set up (remember, Jeff Bezos actually came from a New York hedge fund)?

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Sustainable Leadership and Organizations: The Ideas of Martin Seligman

Michael Lee Stallard

2 Comments so far william czander on May 31st, 2010 Happiness coaches are part of the great conspiracy that began some 20 years ago when CEO’s , hedge fund managers and bankers discovered if they outsourced jobs to China and India it would increase the bottom line and they would all get rich.

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Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Nothing signals leadership trouble more than an executive who can’t make decisions. Understanding and implementing the concept of “ actionable leadership &# is a major key to success in becoming a great CEO. Remember that leadership is not a spectator sport.

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Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

To gain more insights into a specific firm, investors have shown more interest in intangibles like strategy, brand, innovation, systems integration, collaboration, and so on. We believe that a next step for investors is to analyze the predictors and drivers of these intangible factors, which means focusing on leadership. Wise, long term investors recognize that leadership affects firm performance. But too often, assessments of leadership are haphazard and narrow.

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Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Harvard Business

All of this indicates that Uber leaders prioritized immediately useful services like recruitment over, for example, legal compliance systems, audits, and leadership development. In fast-growing organizations, HR is designed and staffed to deliver the “services” that are most visible to the leadership team; that usually means large-scale recruiting. Ultimately, boards, CEOs, and investors get the quality of leadership — and HR — that they demand and permit.

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Harvard Business

This problem of extending the automatic reasoning of AI systems to understand the context of their decisions is highly complex, and creative innovation, like the one at Google, is usually needed to push the effort forward. Likewise, understanding the context, business model, competition, and leadership of a client or an employer makes your understanding of content more useful. An ethical compass. John Fedele/Getty Images.

“Trust Me, I’m a Leader”: Why Building a Culture of Trust Will Boost Employee Performance – and Maybe Even Save Your Company

Strategy Driven

Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership by John Hamm. And that response is hidden inside ‘business’ behaviors – sandbagging quotas, hedging on stretch goals, and avoiding accountability or commitment.