Groupthink: The death of Creativity and Individuality in America. In the last 20 years U.S. companies have lost their competitive edge, and in almost every single industry right now they trail behind their overseas competitors. The widespread use of the “team player” concept has stunted creativity and innovation, and may be one of the primary reasons why american corporations have lost its competitiveness on a worldwide basis.
Earlier today I was reading an article in LinkedIn “Does Studying Economics Breed Greed?” and it made me think about our own sets of expectations and the way we interact with others. In principle I can agree with some of the statements in the article, […]
Consensus: The Death of Competition for the Modern Corporation. While all people are created equal, they are certainly not equals in the workplace. Even corporate Japan is changing from a culture of consensus and groupthink to one touting the need for an “era of personal responsibility” as a solution to revitalize its competitive position in the global marketplace.
Today’s organizations may be the victims of the Peter Principle “Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence” It seems that in today’s companies the lines between politics and efficiency are blurred to the point where their own survival as a business entity is […]
Trips to Cuba by the Smithsonian? I was surprised to receive a copy of an invitation to participate in one of the trips to Cuba, sponsored by the Smithsonian Journeys, a member of the famous Smithsonian Museum Organization between March 16th-May 11th, 2013. When I […]
On Sunday Feb 24th 2013, the long awaited news was finally published. Raul Castro, current “president” of Cuba, and brother of Fidel Castro, the “leader” of the opportunistic revolution that overthrew the previous dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959; announced his retirement by 2018. If it […]