Sat.Mar 17, 2012

Building an alliance

Harold Jarche

Tweet A study of international alliances found that two-thirds of the alliances between equally matched partners were successful but where there was a significant imbalance of power almost 60% of alliances failed.

Why Jeremy Lin will be fine

Doc Searls

The Knicks just beat the Pacers, 102 to 88, in Indiana. Jeremy Lin had 19 points, 7 rebound, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. He only had two turnovers, which has been his one problem stat. But that problem will end, because Jeremy Lin is a learner. That’s the second reason why he won’t be relegated to the bench from when he came only six weeks ago. The first reason is that he’s clearly way better than the average NBA point guard, and better than many other starters.

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Diego Rodriguez: This is What Leadership Should Look Like at IDEO

Bob Sutton

As long-time readers of this blog know, I am a big admirer (and long time friend) of Diego Rodriguez.    Diego is a partner at IDEO and runs the flagship Palo Alto office, and he writes the always provocative blog Metacool.      Diego's IDEO colleague, Tatyana Mamut , stopped by Stanford last week to serve as judge for the final project in our course on scaling-up excellence (they were wonderful, but that is another story). 

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Another Special Day

Luis Suarez

Happy Saint Patricks Day !!, for those folks who may be celebrating it anyway… Today surely is a special day for a whole bunch of people all over the world. Well, for me, too!