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

On Stupid Ideas

Lead Change Blog

Seth Godin, Tribes I recently completed The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton with Natalie Norton. Posted in Community Involvement Self Leadership In a battle between two ideas… the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.

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Need More Time? Try This!

Dave Bratcher

It is based on a study reported in the Harvard Business Review IDEACast , from a research team which included Cassie Mogilner ( @cmogilner ) of Wharton School , Zoe Chance of Yale , and Michael Norton of Harvard. Need more time? Try giving it away.

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After Mobility Comes Digital Context

Strategy Driven

David Norton, PhD is author of Digital Context 2.0: Marketing & Sales david norton digital context marketing and sales stone mantel strategydrivenSo, you’re thinking about turning the idea you have had in the back of your head into a full-blown start-up? Maybe build an app or two?

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Intuition Pumps: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Norton & Company (2013) Here is a process of natural selection that could (perhaps) help to achieve metacognition With regard to the title, Daniel Dennett observes, “Intuition pumps have been a dominant force in philosophy for centuries. Norton & Company Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking Daniel C. Dennett W.W.

The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the introduction to an interview of Henry Chesbrough conducted by Ron Norton for strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. To read the complete article, check out other sources, sign up for email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Photograph courtesy of Henry Chesbrough * * * To escape the commodity trap — and to [.].

Not What Sandberg Had In Mind – This One May Need to “Lean Out”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl''s blog entries Amazon.com Belknap Creative Communication Network Dr. Melvin Konner Emory University Facebook first friday book synopsis Good Morning America Harvard Huffington Post Johnstone Professor of Psychology Lean In Norton Randy Mayeux Sheryl Sandberg Steven Pinker The Better Angels of our Nature The Evolution of Childhood Women After All A new book about gender has created controversy, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons.

The Second Machine Age: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Norton & Company (2014) “Technology is not destiny. Norton & Company The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee W.W. We shape our destiny.“ “ Opinions vary as to the timeframe of the Industrial Revolution and there is also disagreement as to whether or not it was in […].

The Never-Finished Book: Problems with Perpetual In-Progress Revising

First Friday Book Synopsis

One of the most popular books for our CCN on-site presentations last year was The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr (New York: Norton, 2010). Karl's blog entries Amazon e-book Elizabeth Eisenstein Frank Luntz Hyperion It's Not What You Say It's What People Hear Johannes Gutenberg John Updike Kindle Nicholas Carr Norton The Shallows Wall Street Journal What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains Wikipedia Words that Work

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The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the introduction to an interview of Henry Chesbrough conducted by Ron Norton for strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. To read the complete article, check out other sources, sign up for email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Photograph courtesy of Henry Chesbrough * * * To escape the commodity [.].

City Slickers: 5 Books About The Urban Experience

First Friday Book Synopsis

Norton & Company Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Franklyn Cater for National Public Radio (NPR), “A thriving media organization at the forefront of digital innovation, NPR creates and distributes award-winning news, information, and music programming to a network of 975 independent stations. Through them, NPR programming reaches 26 million listeners every week.” To read […].

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The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Norton Harvard Business Press (2000) The Perilous “Journey&# to Breakthrough Performance Note: This is another “business classic” I read when it was first published and then recently re-read it. The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S. Kaplan and David P.

This Explains Everything: A book review by Bob Morris

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Norton Mozart Paul Steinhardt Picasso Pollock Richard Dawkins Robert Boyle Robert Hooke Shakespeare Steven Pinker Stravinsky The Lunar Society of Birmingham the Royal Society This Explains Everything This Will Make You Smarter

Booz & Company’s “Thought Leader Interview” Series: Sylvia Nasar

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the introduction to an interview of Sylvia Nasar by Rob Norton as part of “The Thought Leader Interview” series featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, sign up for free email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * [.].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Norton Frank Luntz on the FRONTLINE high-impact books become business classics?” I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World Iain McGilchrist Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes Maria Konnikova The Fourth Great Awakening & the Future of Egalitarianism Robert [.].

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Levers of Organization Design: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Levers of Organization Design: How Managers Use Accountability Systems for Greater Performance and Commitment Robert Simons Harvard Business Press (2005) Eloquent and Essential Practicality Unlike subtitles of so many other recently published business books, the one for Levers of Organization Design correctly identifies its author’s primary objective: to explain “how managers use accountability systems&# to [.]. Bob's blog entries an appropriate "unit structure” David P.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris: Week of 10/29/12

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Koehn Nancy Lane Nassim Nicholas Taleb Poets & Quants Robert Hooijberg Ron Norton Rosabeth Moss Kanter strategy+business magazine TED The Clash of the Cultures The Leader’s Pocket Guide The Management Century The New York Times The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough Tony Schwartz Various Contributors Walter Kiechel III World’s 50 Best Business School Professors

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Adam Segal on “The Innovation Advantage”

First Friday Book Synopsis

NortonHere is an excerot from Laura W. Geller’s interview of Adam Segal for the “True Tales of Fortune” series featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. To read the complete article, check out a wealth of other resources, sign up for email updates, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * [.].

Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

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Norton David Robertson Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution Erik Brynjolfsson Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy Henry Chesbrough How to use technology effectively to support your organization’s strategy Jeanne W.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

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Norton Elizabeth Powers Gary L. HBR’s Ten Must Reads on Strategy Various contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) How to create “a unique and valuable position” by deciding what to do…and not do This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until [.].

How the Ikea Effect Can Ruin Your Consulting Business

David A Fields

A few years ago Michael Norton and his buddies wrote about “The Ikea Effect” which they describe this way: “When people construct products themselves, they come to overvalue their (often poorly made) creations.”

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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.

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.

What happens when you fake it?

Jason Womack

Norton of Harvard Business School and Dan Ariely of Duke University. I opened my email up to an article titled, "Are you faking it?" and laughed out loud. Then…I read about a study designed by some heavy-duty psychologists and thought, "Wow, there''s something here.".

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Book Review: The Power Of Starting Something Stupid

Tim Milburn

I was given a copy of Richie Norton’s book, The Power of Starting Something Stupid. I was intrigued by the title and the fact that Norton had written this book with his wife. You can find out more about Richie Norton by visiting his website: richienorton.com.

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The Balanced Scorecard: Do’s and Don’ts

First Friday Book Synopsis

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 [.].

Where is your cave?

Chartered Management Institute

In the movie Fight Club the lead character, played by Edward Norton, attends various support groups in a bid to cure his insomnia. At one such group it is suggested that he finds his 'cave' to shut off the maelstrom of the outside world and find peace. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Booknotes: 14 Ideas from The Power of Something Stupid

Leading Blog

Author Richie Norton explains that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. The Power of Starting Something Stupid is about finding the courage to do the things you don’t feel you are ready to do.

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Why Is Strategy Execution So Hard? The Odds Are Against Us

Six Disciplines

Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [2] Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [3] Effective execution of strategy seems to be an elusive goal. As Fortune Magazine noted in 1982, "Less than 10% of strategies effectively formulated are effectively executed.". After two decades of the application of even the most modern and innovative business principles, the problem remains.

The Strategy Book

Leading Blog

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.

The Disconnect Between Strategy And Execution

Six Disciplines

While all of us agree there's a disconnect between strategy formulation and strategy execution, the developers of the Balanced Scorecard (Robert Kaplan and David Norton) offer up this terrifying observation: On average, 95% of a company's employees are unaware of, or do not understand, its strategy.

Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

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.

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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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. It's interesting to note that Kaplan and Norton's description of such a "closed-loop management system" very closely parallels that of the Six Disciplines complete strategy execution program.

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. It's interesting to note that Kaplan and Norton's description of such a "closed-loop management system" very closely parallels that of the Six Disciplines complete strategy execution program.

The Two-Minute Game that Reveals How People Perceive You

Harvard Business Review

This video, presented by Harvard Business School associate professor Michael Norton, is a game. In fact, it''s the same game Norton used in research he recently conducted, so when you play the game here, you''ll be doing exactly what Norton''s subjects did.

The Key Observation In Managing Strategy Is Managing Change

Six Disciplines

Dr David P Norton, (co-inventor of the Balanced Scorecard) explains in OutlookBusiness magazine (India) how companies can grow successfully by adopting effective strategy planning and execution. Key highlights from the interview: The research that Dr Robert Kaplan, myself and our colleagues at the Palladium Group have done over the years indicate that there are five common principle s that are found in successful companies.

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.

The Thought Leader Interview: Sylvia Nasar

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the introduction to an interview of Sylvia Nasar by Rob Norton as part of “The Thought Leader Interview” series featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, sign up for free email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * [.].

The Key Observation In Managing Strategy Is Managing Change

Six Disciplines

Dr David P Norton, (co-inventor of the Balanced Scorecard) explains in OutlookBusiness magazine (India) how companies can grow successfully by adopting effective strategy planning and execution. Key highlights from the interview: The research that Dr Robert Kaplan, myself and our colleagues at the Palladium Group have done over the years indicate that there are five common principle s that are found in successful companies.

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

Coaching Tip

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. Most are ordinary people with new tools to force you to listen to what they care about and to demand respect.

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What Makes Six Disciplines for Excellence A Different Kind Of Business Book

Six Disciplines

“What I found also fascinating is that the book was influenced by many people (the same people that I had read and liked the theories but didn't know how to act) including: Michael Porter (Competitive Strategy), Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People), Michael Gerber (The E Myth Revisited), Robert Kaplan and David Norton (Balanced Scorecard), Peter Senge (The Fifth Discipline), and Jim Collins (Good to Great) to name a few.

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