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Larry Page Did Well to Ignore Steve Jobs

In my latest piece published on TheNextWeb.com I argue that Larry Page’s smartest move as CEO of Google has been to ignore Steve Jobs’ advice to keep the company focused. Find the Article here: http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/01/12/larry-page-did-well-to-ignore-steve-jobs/?fromcat=all Advertisements

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What Will Latin America Bring to Davos?

As many of you know at the moment I work for the World Economic Forum. In this blog post I describe the individuals I am helping bring to our Annual Meeting in Davos. The theme of the 2013 meeting is “Resilient Dynamism”, and in the following post I discuss that topic within the context of […]

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The Secret of A Successful Young Entrepreneur

I usually temper the amount of alcohol I consume when in a professional setting because when under the influence I tend to lose the split second of judgment that determines when a question is appropriate or not. On this occasion (this was while still with my previous employer), however, with a belly full of red wine […]

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Y Ahora Que? Que Hacer en Venezuela Despues de la Eleccion de Chavez

Por Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo Acaban de llegar las noticias sobre la Victoria de Chávez y me quedo con un dolor parecido a un golpe en el estomago. Hace muchos años yo era uno de los muchos que le apoyamos a Chávez por que veíamos en el alguien capaz de hacer llegar las instituciones y recursos del […]

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What Jazz Teaches Us About Leadership

My latest blogpost comes via the World Economic Forum Blog. In it I discuss what leadership means within the context of a high performance team otherwise known as a jazz band. You can find the link here: http://forumblog.org/2012/07/what-running-a-jazz-band-can-teach-you-about-leadership/

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Why Revolutions Fail

An abridged version of this post exists for those less interested in reading about my personal connection to the topic. You can find it here. As a young man growing up on the far eastern edge of the North American continent, I hadn’t much experience of the outside world beyond the borders of the Canadian […]

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Why Revolutions Fail (Abridged)

This is an abridged version of a longer essay. You can find the original here. After dedicating a good chunk of the time and energy of my adult life to the idea of revolution I have come to an uncomfortable conclusion. I say “uncomfortable” because my current beliefs undermine a lot of my past beliefs […]

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Reflections on Leadership Part 1 – Leadership Context and Culture, featuring Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg

Aside from technology and politics the topic I spend a lot of time studying, thinking about and working on is ‘leadership.’ Throughout my professional career I have the opportunity to observe different leaders in different capacities and from those experiences I have drawn a number of conclusions. For the longest time though I’ve avoided writing […]

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Are you a sucky manager?

This post was originally published on brazencareerist.com. You can read it there here If you’re a manager, you’ve probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you — but does that mean you suck? Not necessarily. Your goal, after all, is to implement the company’s vision on the front-lines of the battle. If you’re going […]

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