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Weekend Reading

April 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This week’s links:

  • How to put your money where your strategy is: from McKinsey Quarterly. “Most companies allocate the same resources to the same business units year after year. That makes it difficult to realize strategic goals and undermines performance. Here’s how to overcome inertia.”
  • How to make a region innovative: from strategy+business. “To foster economic growth, innovation clusters need to draw on the power of an interrelated “quad” of sectors: public, private, civil, and academic.”
  • Writing and Speaking: by Paul Graham. “Having good ideas is most of writing well. If you know what you’re talking about, you can say it in the plainest words and you’ll be perceived as having a good style. With speaking it’s the opposite: having good ideas is an alarmingly small component of being a good speaker.”
  • How to Ask a Question: by Peter Wood. ” They were caught in the fog between wanting to communicate something that seemed to them urgent to declare and the need to ask. Why has asking become so hard?”
  • Specialization: by Atanu Dey. ” India needs competent leaders who, first of all, truly care about India’s prosperity, and second of all, understand that they need good counsel from intelligent people who have specialized in working out the solutions. How can we help? By demanding competent leaders. Vote wisely because that is our only hope of rescuing India — and ourselves.”

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