Creative Leaders

A Knowledge @ Wharton study on why creative people can lose out on leadership positions found that creativity is the single most important quality for success today.   Yet, the study found that when it came to hiring and promoting practices, today's businesses consistently marked down the creative managers and bypassed them, selecting less creative types. […]

The Future of Advantage is Allocative and Creative

I really like Umair Haque's HBR post on The New Paradigm of Advantage because it provides a framework for thinking about the new sources of strategic advantage for a product, a business unit or a company.    From his post: "Over the last few months, I've discussed in depth the tectonic shifts rocking the macro and […]

Informed Opinion and Real Expertise

"…publishers have to stop seeking simply the most controversial opinions. They're abundant: every talking head can churn one out, and faux "news" of every kind is already chock full of 'em shrieking at one another. Instead, successful opinion arbitrageurs must seek the most informed opinions, gooey with expertise, thick with real value for readers. Those […]