Janet C. Linder discusses her book "Spiral Up" on how to deal with today's challenging management issues.
Linder examined 46 "wildly successful initiatives" from both public and private sector case studies and examines them with great detail and insight (including product and service innovations, entrepreneurial start-ups, and corporate transformations) and conducted more than 145 interviews. However different in nature and extent the initiatives were, she found the reasons so many well-intentioned management initiatives fall short is because typical "best practice" methods only help managers avoid failure, rather than produce genuinely spectacular results. Linder proposes a new way of managing. Based on her study, she has identified five characteristics that fly in the face of conventional practice:
Martin (“Marty”) Cooper, the “Father of the Cellphone” talks about how the communicator on StarTrek inspired him to invent the modern day mobile phone and the early days of the wireless industry.
"People want to talk to other people - not a house, or an office, or a car. Given a choice, people will demand the freedom to communicate wherever they are, unfettered by the infamous copper wire. It is that freedom we sought to vividly demonstrate in 1973," said Martin Cooper.
Marty also shares his ideas for new opportunities that will continue to reshape our wireless society. "Technology has to be invisible. Transparent. Just simple”.
A Conversation With Charles Handy, One of the World's Most Influential Living Management Thinkers.
Charles Handy has been rated among the Thinkers 50, a private list of the most influential living management thinkers. In 2001 he was second on this list, behind Peter Drucker, and in 2005 he was tenth. When the Harvard Business Review had a special issue to mark their 50th Anniversary they asked Charles Handy, Peter Drucker and Henry Mintzberg to write special articles.
A Conversation with Mal Gurian on the 25th The Anniversary of the Launch of The First Commercial Cellular The U.S.
Mal Gurian is a pioneer of the wireless industry, who launched OKI Telecom in the U.S., serving as President & CEO of OKI Telecom's Cellular Telephone Division, the world's first manufacturer of a cellular telephone. Mal was responsible for OKI receiving the first FCC type certification for a cellular telephone. Under Mal's leadership, OKI Telecom became the premier provider of cellular phones to the U.S. market in the early and mid 1980s and was instrumental in ushering the wireless age.