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Societal value demands a policy of shared IP

There have always been two very strong but opposing forces at play in the world’s economy. One is the entrepreneur’s desire to create a monopoly and the other is society’s desire to resist; in the name of fairness. The monopolist … Continue reading

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Why Organization Maturity is good for our planet

I wrote a piece for the Guardian two years ago  arguing that what was missing from the sustainability debate was a focus on the human element of organizations. I questioned how an organization could be truly sustainable if the people … Continue reading

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The 7th Pillar – The philosophy of never-ending improvement (NEI)

One unintended joke, often heard during the total quality ‘revolution’ of the 1980’s/90’s, was the statement – ‘Oh yeh, we did TQM some years ago’.  Another was the widespread belief that a revolution in management culture had actually taken place. … Continue reading

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