Daily Archives: October 8, 2007

How Short-Term Thinking Affects Risk Perception, Investment Decision-Making and the Need for Business Activism

Businesses are preoccupied with risks. Their managers believe they should be able to mitigate them, or at least be prepared for them. But they don’t understand the nature of complexity, and that complex events that pose risks to organizations cannot … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 2 Comments

The Short Shelf Life of Information (and the Long Life of Memes)

A great example of how to use a graphic to convey a ton of information. It shows all the sources and uses of energy consumed by the US, and how much of it is lost, in a single picture. It’s from … Continue reading

Posted in Using Weblogs and Technology, Working Smarter | 13 Comments