Savvy Saturday August 18th, 2017

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” – Bill GatesStockSnap_3QX7WQCK52.jpg

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Savvy Saturday August 5, 2017

Never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn’t feed the entire group.

This is Jeff Bezos’ (Amazon) ‘two pizza rule’ and his secret to productive meetings.  If the goal of your meeting is to be productive, you need to focus on less – not more.  Meaning, don’t invite more people than it would take to feed with two pizzas.

-EMC

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Sharpening Tools

I read somewhere that leaders should sharpen tools not blame them. I think this is particularly apt when we consider leadership under the lens of constant learning. The best leaders are the best learners and if we identify a tool that is under-performing or not serving the purpose, we should learn how to get that tool to do the job we want it to do. It might mean repurposing the tool, changing certain aspects or “sharpening” it as mentioned in the opening sentence of this post.

Leaders are sharpeners of tools and are constantly looking to learn new ways of doing things or adapting tools to suit the StockSnap_VXH7L0RF9H.jpgjob to be done.

-EMC

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Savvy Saturday July 29, 2017

“Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop

 

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Savvy Saturday July 22, 2017

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

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Ecuador 3.0

Ecuador 3.0 continues…

I am continuing this series with (once again) something strikingly simple…water. This time it’s the hot springs at Papallacta.

Located 3 300 meters above sea level in the Ecuadorian Andes, the hot springs and thermal baths found a mere 1 hour drive from the capital city of Quito are both a delight and an opportunity for rejuvenation.

There are many hostal and hotel options as well as pools open to the public. A quick search will bring up these options as well as the famous Termas de Papallacta (official site here).

Soak up the amazing properties of thermal waters coming hot from the neighboring volcano.

– EMC

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Photo courtesy Trip Advisor.

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Savvy Saturday July 15th, 2017

la investigación y el desarrollo no son iguales a la innovación; que la innovación implica la capacidad de coordinar el aprendizaje a través de entidades y funciones distintas – EMC

R&D does not equal innovation; innovation implies the ability to coordinated learning across distinct entities and functions – EMC

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