De elefantes y pulgas habla Charles Handy

Irlandés, filósofo, autor de 20 libros sobre management y conducta organizacional. The Elephant and the Flee (2001) no es su último libro, pero los temas que trata allí siguen generando atención y, sobre todo, preocupación.

Muchos ven en Charles Handy al más grande pensador británico del management. Le ha dado a ese campo, dicen, la elocuencia y elegancia filosófica que le faltaba. En realidad, ha hecho mucho más. Desde que dejó su alto cargo en Shell en 1965, fue consultor y conferencista además de co fundador y profesor de la London Business School. De sus 15 libros publicados, uno de los últimos es The Elephant and The Flea (El elefante y la pulga) del cual habla aquí con Stephen Bernhut, director del Ivey Business Journal.

Un mundo de elefantes y pulgas. ¿Cómo llegó a esa clasificación?

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Irlandés, filósofo, autor de 20 libros sobre management y conducta organizacional. The Elephant and the Flee (2001) no es su último libro, pero los temas que trata allí siguen generando atención y, sobre todo, preocupación.

Muchos ven en Charles Handy al más grande pensador británico del management. Le ha dado a ese campo, dicen, la elocuencia y elegancia filosófica que le faltaba. En realidad, ha hecho mucho más. Desde que dejó su alto cargo en Shell en 1965, fue consultor y conferencista además de co fundador y profesor de la London Business School. De sus 15 libros publicados, uno de los últimos es The Elephant and The Flea (El elefante y la pulga) del cual habla aquí con Stephen Bernhut, director del Ivey Business Journal.

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Peacekeeper Handbags


Designer James Piatt creates his exclusive bags for those girls who are rebels by nature and deny everything that is common and appropriate.


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Unique Packaging


T-shirt design and packing that takes design cues from food and packing found in supermarkets. Check out this fun and creative concept by Prompt Design!

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Can Cost-Based Innovation Help Solve Our Debt Crisis?

Each of us are painfully aware of the new economic reality in which we find ourselves: national, state, and local government debt is skyrocketing. Simply put, it costs a lot more to provide and maintain government services than is taken in through taxes and other sources of revenue and thus we are forced to borrow to cover the difference. Every commentator on this subject offers essentially only three near-term solutions to the problem: raise taxes (there’s also a good argument for lowering taxes), cut services and programs, and reduce the civil service payroll. And while all of these have historically played an important role in some form of debt remediation, I’m struck by the absence of the role of innovation in this national discourse. I’m not talking about entrepreneurial innovation which of course is a considerable generator of income and taxes; I’m talking specifically about cost-based innovation.


by Jonathan Reichental in Cost Improvement, Innovation, Society

Each of us are painfully aware of the new economic reality in which we find ourselves: national, state, and local government debt is skyrocketing. Simply put, it costs a lot more to provide and maintain government services than is taken in through taxes and other sources of revenue and thus we are forced to borrow to cover the difference. Every commentator on this subject offers essentially only three near-term solutions to the problem: raise taxes (there’s also a good argument for lowering taxes), cut services and programs, and reduce the civil service payroll.  And while all of these have historically played an important role in some form of debt remediation, I’m struck by the absence of the role of innovation in this national discourse. I’m not talking about entrepreneurial innovation which of course is a considerable generator of income and taxes; I’m talking specifically about cost-based innovation. Leer más “Can Cost-Based Innovation Help Solve Our Debt Crisis?”

Template Engine: An Overview of Smarty Templates & Other Comparisons

By: Eric Bieller

The template engine’s job is to help separate out application model logic from display logic and to provide a simpler, more readable way to add functionality to your display files. Since HTML was never meant to handle arbitrary logic, it is generally kept separate from the Model and Controller layers of an application – learn more about MVC.


The template engine‘s job is to help separate out application model logic from display logic and to provide a simpler, more readable way to add functionality to your display files. Since HTML was never meant to handle arbitrary logic, it is generally kept separate from the Model and Controller layers of an application – learn more about MVC.
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Practicing Photoshop CS5’s New Features

By Rafiq Elmansy

Since the earliest days of Adobe Photoshop, designers and photographers have depended on it to edit images. Photoshop is perhaps Adobe’s most popular application. Professionals in our industry react with excitement and concern for every new version. They want to know about new features and how Photoshop can improve their editing and marketing (again!). The interest in Photoshop doesn’t come as a surprise, given its reputation among both the community of experts and general computer users.

Newly released versions of software always include minor changes that are regarded by the creator as enhancements. There are usually major changes as well, and the time required to learn about them can affect the workflow of professionals who frequently employ the program.


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By Rafiq Elmansy

Since the earliest days of Adobe Photoshop, designers and photographers have depended on it to edit images. Photoshop is perhaps Adobe’s most popular application. Professionals in our industry react with excitement and concern for every new version. They want to know about new features and how Photoshop can improve their editing and marketing (again!). The interest in Photoshop doesn’t come as a surprise, given its reputation among both the community of experts and general computer users.

Newly released versions of software always include minor changes that are regarded by the creator as enhancements. There are usually major changes as well, and the time required to learn about them can affect the workflow of professionals who frequently employ the program. Leer más “Practicing Photoshop CS5’s New Features”

“Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia”, una introducción al liderazgo situacional

Conducir un rebaño de blancas ovejitas no es lo mismo que dirigir una manada de hambrientos leones. Si no adapta su estilo de liderazgo a las circunstancias, posiblemente se lo comerán crudo…

Por Ari Sabbagh

Algunos expertos sostienen que los mismos rasgos y comportamientos de un líder son universales y funcionales en cualquier situación.

Sin embargo, existe una corriente teórica que sostiene que el éxito de un líder radica en su capacidad de adecuar sus acciones a las particularidades de cada caso.

En esta corriente, podemos incluir al Modelo de Contingencia de Fiedler, el Modelo de Liderazgo Situacional de Hersey-Blanchard y el Modelo de Toma de Decisiones de Vroom-Jago.

Estos modelos situacionales comparten tres factores básicos. Primero, describen un repertorio de acciones al alcance del líder. Segundo, detallan los elementos críticos para evaluar la situación. Finalmente, sugieren un tipo de acción para cada caso.


Conducir un rebaño de blancas ovejitas no es lo mismo que dirigir una manada de hambrientos leones. Si no adapta su estilo de liderazgo a las circunstancias, posiblemente se lo comerán crudo…

Por Ari Sabbagh

Algunos expertos sostienen que los mismos rasgos y comportamientos de un líder son universales y funcionales en cualquier situación.

Sin embargo, existe una corriente teórica que sostiene que el éxito de un líder radica en su capacidad de adecuar sus acciones a las particularidades de cada caso.

En esta corriente, podemos incluir al Modelo de Contingencia de Fiedler, el Modelo de Liderazgo Situacional de Hersey-Blanchard y el Modelo de Toma de Decisiones de Vroom-Jago.

Estos modelos situacionales comparten tres factores básicos. Primero, describen un repertorio de acciones al alcance del líder. Segundo, detallan los elementos críticos para evaluar la situación. Finalmente, sugieren un tipo de acción para cada caso. Leer más ““Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia”, una introducción al liderazgo situacional”