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5 Links Friday August 14 2015tomcarroll

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:59:43 +0000

“Team Genuis: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations” by Richard Karlgaard and Michael Malone.  The latest Scientific perspective on high performing team, his Microsoft example is very interesting. And the Hypothesis used to His presentation at Google “Since software is about learning, and we rarely, if ever, do the same project twice, we are always estimating the […](image)

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5 Imperatives for Developing Information Superioritytomcarroll

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:20:11 +0000

In the Strategy& the authors write: Developing an information superiority capability requires following five imperatives: treating information as a strategic asset having centralized governance building an information culture taking the right cyber security posture designing and delivering an integrated ICT infrastructure Information and Decision superiority in modern markets is critical. Companies cannot hide from this […](image)

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Another Andy Grove quotetomcarroll

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:50:15 +0000

Andy Grove one of my all time favorite business icons has a great quote in his book High Output Management. Writing about the consequences of and the rates of change enabled through globalization he says: When products and services become largely indistinguishable from each other, all there is by the way of competitive advantage is […](image)

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My 10 Standard Operating Principlestomcarroll

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 03:01:38 +0000

Teams operate best when they have perfect clarity and focus. This can be challenging to almost impossible at times, but one thing I have learned is we all need a common set of operating principles to fall back on when clarity and focus are in short supply. These basic principles  are intended to help an […](image)

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:28:01 +0000

One of my favorite poems, I find myself re-reading it on occasion. Invictus By: William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. […](image)

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Three Interesting Things about Metomcarroll

Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:23:00 +0000

I have done every terrible job on a construction site, and know firsthand the value of a working trash pump. I wrote my first BASIC program in the 5th grade and was the only 11 year old in programming class full of adults. I could eat pizza everyday of my life, It is my favorite food.(image)

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2 lessons I learned that were critical in my careertomcarroll

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:48:39 +0000

Key lesson #1: One of the most powerful things you can do for the people around you is provide clarity. Clarity empowers people, improves execution and allows for greater accountability. I always try to keep in mind the quote by Lewis Carroll “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there”.    Key lesson […](image)

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The futuretomcarroll

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:13:28 +0000

My absolute favorite quote about the future: The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. William Gibson(image)

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Some Travel HighlightstomcarrollLooking out at the AlpsInishmore_CentralGolden_Fog,_San_Francisco10202580_e11293ca91_o2234269640_7154a98796_oDSCN0362

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 05:06:02 +0000

I have been fortunate enough to travel a bit, so I though I would share some highlights to date. Traveling through the Swiss Alps one fine Saturday in early June. Looking over the Edge at Dun Aengus on the Aran Island in Ireland via Ingo Mehling Watching the Fog Roll in on San Francisco via runner310 Experiencing […](image)

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Quotes for the weektomcarroll

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:33:38 +0000

Jeff Bezos in the December 3, 2012 issue of Fortune Magazine Your margin is my opportunity. Amazon’s willingness to operate on lean margins, with a customer focus, and a long term perspective creates a powerful competitive advantage. Mr. Bezos and Amazon may be drinking your milkshake next. Matt Honan in January 2013 issue of Wired […](image)

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