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Can Rapid Organizational Decision-Making be Schooled?
1024 458 Roddy Carter

My son and I kayaked over a huge, swirling school of Grunion (Leuresthes tenius). These small silver fish with bluish green flashes on their backs spend their days swarming around in large groups. From afar they look like a single ball of life that rolls around below the surface of the sea. “They’re amazing, Dad. See how they all move together. It’s like they share a single brain!” This started me thinking!

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Execuspeak: Why do Animals Thrive in Big Business?
259 194 Roddy Carter

I wrote last week about IBM and their wanting the elephant to dance (ref Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Lou Gerstner). This triggered a week of heightened alertness to business and organizational psychology books with animals as their theme. read more