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If the FOB was a mother's skirt, then these soldiers were pressed hard against the pleats, too scared to venture beyond her grasp. They were Fobbits because, at the core, they were nothing but marshmallow. Crack open their chests and in the space where their hearts should be beating with a warrior's courage and selfless regard, you'd find a pale, gooey center.

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Ten Years After Ford’s Spectacular Turnaround, What Alan Mulally Reveals About Brand-Inspired Cultural Revolution

Great Leadership By Dan

By identifying “300 different characteristics—from the chirps on the electronic key fob to the clunk of a closing door—that define the personality of its vehicles,” Ford developed a common design language that made it easier to develop single products to sell in all markets.

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Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Consider this: In the United States alone, family-owned businesses (FOBs) are responsible for 60% of total US employment and generate 78% of all new jobs. A similar percentage held advanced degrees: 75% of FOB directors and 77% of non-FOB directors. 56% of non-FOB directors).

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When Persuading, Shout "Fire" Instead of "Police"


If the lawyers are involved, I can't fob this off on the supervisor. [I wrote this post in 2007.] It's a common problem: a supervisor has an employee who is an obnoxious, arrogant, saboteur whose technical abilities may be strong but whose people skills are an F Minus.

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Ron Edmondson

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Ron Edmondson

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Even the best changes involve loss

Change Starts Here

The key fobs didn’t work, and when he locked the door manually, one of the locks made a funny sound. I was reminded this week that all changes – no matter how good – come with a sense of loss. We bought a car. After 9 years, my husband’s SUV seemed to have more non-working parts than working parts. The air conditioning (essential in Atlanta) occasionally stopped working. And don’t get me started on the noises it made.

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Marketing for the Extremely Shy

Harvard Business Review

Unfortunately, winning clients is actually the most important part of your business, so it can sometimes be self-indulgent to fob it off entirely on an underling (you do the fun parts, and they can figure out, or not, how to make it viable). Let's face it: selling isn't for everyone.

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The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

Harvard Business Review

They also recommend multi-factor authentication, such as codes sent to smartphones and key fobs. Emma Todd/Getty Images. It’s a common adage that employees are the weak link in corporate cybersecurity. But I believe they are also the best defense, if they are given policies that are easy to follow and not too numerous and complex. Employee security training and best practices need to be user friendly and simple to be effective.