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AIG chief threatening to step down (and, Our Comments on Transparency)

No World Borders editorial comment: We should remember what got us to the point of having Wall Street executives being micromanged - a lack of financial transparency required the ARRA and the TARP.  And when the government ended up with the majority ownership in AIG it became the shareholder to which the board and CEO [...]

Innovators in Social Media

BusinessWeek published one of the first articles we have seen about a trend we commented on last year - social media inside the enterprise.  Social media will provide a powerful new way to enable organizational development and change management inside companies, particularly those with borders created by siloes.  No World Borders has been following these [...]

Innovation is a Team Sport

Indifference, Hostility, Isolation Are Obstacles to Healthy Innovation BusinessWeek said it well. In most companies, just about all the cards are stacked against the nurturing of innovation, especially the kinds of new ideas and disruptive innovations that generally lead to major changes in the marketplace and within the business. Following are some of the behaviors [...]

What Impact on Your Business does this suggest: Higher Intelligence Associated with Delayed Gratification

Yale University research reports that Most people prefer to have their rewards immediately, rather than have to wait for them, but would what if the rewards of the future are greater than the rewards available now - would you be prepared to wait? What if you were offered £20 now, or you could wait and [...]

Ten Tips for the Innovative Leader

I recently read and enjoyed Paul Sloane’s latest book, The Innovative Leader. Here are a list of just some of the gems from this book. It's available at Amazon.com (click the title of the link above and go directly to the page on the Amazon web site). 1. Have a vision for changeYou cannot expect [...]