Thomas Davenport proposes a revolutionary new way to look at information management, one that takes into account the total information environment within an organization. Arguing that the information that comes from computer systems may be considerably less valuable to managers than information that flows in from a variety of other sources, the author describes an approach that encompasses the company's entire information environment, the management of which he calls information ecology.
The typical entrepreneur is no longer the bold and tireless man of Marshall, or the sly and rapacious Moneybags of Marx, but a mass of inert shareholders, indistinguishable from rentiers, who employ salaried Managers to run their concerns.Edwin Arlington Robinson
Management Science [Journal] also strives to stimulate research in emerging domains created by economic globalization, public policy shifts, technological improvements, and trends in management practice. Its audience includes academics at business and engineering schools and Managers open to the application of quantitative methods in business.
Lack of specificity around stakeholder identity remains a serious obstacle to the further development of stakeholder theory and its adoption in actual practice by business Managers . Nowhere is this shortcoming more evident than in stakeholder theory's treatment of the constituency known as 'community.
Managers cannot learn from doing things right, only from doing them wrong
Managers are to information as alcoholics are to booze. They consume enormous amounts, constantly crave more, but have great difficulty in digesting their existing intake.
Dodge v. Ford still stands for the legal principal that Managers and directors have a legal duty to put the shareholders' interests above all others and no legal authority to serve any other interests - what has come to be known as "the best interests of the corporation" principal.joel bakan
Edward de Bono is the Cambridge academic who is making a lot of money out of peddling his ideas about "lateral thinking" to Managers, bureaucrats and anyone else who will pay to listen. Whether the concept of lateral thinking is pure hokum or a precious revelation is a matter of some controversy. Either way, de Bono has won himself a small niche in communications history as the star of Britain's first complete, video- cassette-oriented film series, "Organised creativity and lateral thinking".edward de bono
Too much emphasis is being placed in the current debate on providing opportunity for indigenous kids in very remote Australia for imagined futures as 'lawyers, doctors and plumbers'…and too little for futures as artists, land Managers and hunters living on the land they own.
Theory is a dirty word in some managerial quarters. That is rather curious, because all of us, Managers especially, can no more get along without theories than libraries can get along without catalogs and for the same reason: theories help us make sense of incoming information.henry mintzberg
In their work, designers often become expert with the device they are designing. Users are often expert at the task they are trying to perform with the device. [...] Professional designers are usually aware of the pitfalls. But most design is not done by professional designers, it is done by engineers, programmers, and Managers .donald norman
As in the beginning, so now, and it will be for ever after, we come of a race who are very bad Managers in youth, though we improve as we get older. I have cut down the cost of my falconers to 1200 florins, and I hope soon to be out of debt.william the silent
In business the 80/20 principle is behind any innovation, any extra value. It is an entrepreneurial principle, a formula for value creation utilized not only by entrepreneurs, but by most Managers and organizations.
Big businesses are often run by Managers or bureaucrats, not entrepreneurs. So they morph into the Civil Service.
When one enterprise architecture dominates, Grumman plans to use it as a "manager of Managers." This single, enterprise-wide network-management architecture will run over all other network-management systems being used: no existing scheme will be scrapped.
Dodge v. Ford still stands for the legal principal that Managers and directors have a legal duty to put the shareholders' interests above all others and no legal authority to serve any other interests - what has come to be known as "the best interests of the corporation" principal.
The strategies that Managers employ are at least as important as the facilities at their disposal.
It’s simply to say that Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation.
Roughly speaking, I think it's accurate to say that a corporate elite of Managers and owners governs the economy and the political system as well, at least in very large measure. The people, so-called, do exercise an occasional choice among those who Marx once called "the rival factions and adventurers of the ruling class."
Instead of deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to misrepresent the people in Parliament, universal suffrage was to serve the people, constituted in Communes, as individual suffrage serves every other employer in the search for the workmen and Managers in his business.
Theory is a dirty word in some managerial quarters. That is rather curious, because all of us, Managers especially, can no more get along without theories than libraries can get along without catalogs and for the same reason: theories help us make sense of incoming information.
We tell our young Managers: 'Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice'.
The project manager’s staff should be qualified to provide personal administrative and technical support. He should have sufficient authority to increase or decrease his staff as necessary throughout the life of the project. This authorization should include selective augmentation for varying periods of time from the supporting functional areas.
When they do surveys on the most reviled professions, lawyers, HMO Managers, advertisers, members of Congress, used car salesmen and Barry Bonds' nutritionist top the list. It's always been my opinion, though, that the only reason opposition researchers aren't on that list is that few people know we exist.
Strategy making needs to function beyond the boxes to encourage the informal learning that produces new perspectives and new combinations... Once Managers understand this, they can avoid other costly misadventures caused by applying formal techniques, without judgement and intuition, to problem solving.