By Chris Cancialosi – I like to characterize culture with my clients as “the way we do things around here.” It’s the things you’d learn about while working in a new job–things that might not be in the employee manual but are no less important for successfully navigating a company.
Culture is a relentless driver of employee behavior. Left to its own devices, it can potentially limit an organization. But if leaders work to define it, assess it, and understand it, culture can be used as a tangible business lever to directly achieve goals and improve performance. more> http://tinyurl.com/o7gq5b3
By Michael Moran – World War I marked the true beginning of modern, mechanized warfare. The submarine, the tank, chemical weapons and armed aircraft, among many other innovations, first made their terrible mark in this war.
The results shocked the world and shook the faith of average citizens and elites.
In geopolitical terms, World War I set in motion changes that continue to remake our planet.
Amid the snow- and blood-choked battles on the Eastern Front in 1917, the Romanov dynasty [2, 3, 4, 5] that had ruled Russia for four centuries fell, ultimately to be replaced by the Bolsheviks [2, 3, 4, 5]. They laid the groundwork for a communist system that held sway throughout the Cold War. more> http://tinyurl.com/m74skzp
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By Eric Barker – Eight things you can do to be like the best:
- Stay Busy
- Just Say No
- Know What You Are
- Build Networks
- Create Good Luck
- Have Grit
- Make Awesome Mistakes
- Find Mentors
By Susan Decker – Google paid to license the patents at issue in those cases on its own behalf as well as its users’.
Even so, the legal assault by Beneficial, a so-called patent troll that files infringement suits in search of settlements, continued. So Google sued for breach of contract.
On Jan. 23 a jury in Marshall, Tex., agreed with the Mountain View (Calif.)-based company that the terms of the 2010 deal had been breached.
The nominal damages—$1—were more than enough in this case, since Google’s real objective was to enforce the terms of the deal and not back down. more> http://tinyurl.com/pjyzts4
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Tagged Business improvement, Capital, Government, Industrial economy, Leadership, Patent, Technology, United States