My Grandmother Rule

or How to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media and the Fact That Nothing We Say Is Ever Private I often speak with folks who are afraid of social media. They are afraid people will say bad things about them or share bad things or leave bad comments. My take on this, is that if…

Are your managers halting innovation in favor of inner office politics?

Oliver Hart of Harvard split this year's No­bel Prize in eco­nomics for his work on incomplete contracts. Imag­ine an in­ven­tor who needs to dis­tribute a new prod­uct. Suc­cess will prob­a­bly ride more on the in­ven­tor’s choices than on dis­tri­b­u­tion. So it makes sense for the in­ven­tor to have the power to make the big de­ci­sions.…