A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010


QAspire Blog was recently featured on Community of Program and Project Managers (PPM Community). Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010 August 2010 came to an end, and once again, I didn’t quite notice it in frenzy of everything going around. August was a fantastic month when rains enlivened us. The earth suddenly turned greener and merrier. September, for me, would be a breakthrough month in many ways.

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The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

Managing this rapid change and fostering innovation while "keeping the trains running on time" is the primary leadership role required of any CIO, new or old. As I approach my own new role as CIO at Harvard Business School, I''m focused on promoting a culture that provides the highest levels of service quality while enabling true agility and innovation. This will allow us to most effectively allocate resources to the most strategic and innovation-focused initiatives.

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Ford's Impressive Sustainability Strategy

Harvard Business Review

The hybrid Prius was a legitimate business home run (2 million sold), and it helped both differentiate Toyota's brand as the market innovator and propel Toyota to unprecedented profits. It's not easy, but it can drive real innovation and new thinking, as well as build customer loyalty that maintains or grows market share. (I For years, Toyota has been the darling of the green business world.

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Corporations Will Never Solve Climate Change

Harvard Business Review

A recent UK report argued against the efficacy of voluntary measures, but the presence of 400 ppm CO 2 in the atmosphere should be enough to prove the point. In recent decades it has been fashionable to criticize the EPA for over-reach and regulation in general for stifling innovation, but the reality is without the CARB and EPA doing their jobs, VW would still be perpetuating its deceit.

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