Blog Responses

Stop the bullshit.

Posted by on July 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

Pundits are full of shit and full of themselves. 95% of Americas wish they could sacrifice. The reasons; paying bills, household expenses, cost of living, unemployment and exhaustion. Media pundits talk about share sacrifice, how Americans are not willing to sacrifice. That is bullshit. People are sacrificing everyday just to make ends meet. Maybe, pundits [...]

Response to: “Daniel Kahneman: Beware The ‘Inside View’” in McKinsey Quarterly

Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm

McKinsey Quarterly accepted the following Steven Weiss comment to this article: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Daniel_Kahneman_Beware_the_inside_view_2876#LettersToTheEditors The extrapolation of the past is not a predictor of the future, and the rules of doing business have changed so radically that entirely new ways of thinking and forecasting are needed to survive in today’s environment. At this time, an outside-in perspective [...]

Great By Choice By Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen

Posted by on October 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

This book is misleading and I do not agree with the conclusions drawn, nor should you. The research was conducted for the period from 1972 to 2002. They say that they can not comment on a company after the study period. There is ample evidence to suggest that companies have changed drastically from 1997-2011. They [...]

Review Of “Business Exposed” By Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor – London Business School

Posted by on January 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

Business Exposed is phenomenal. It reframes business and exposes some of the business principles that we take for granted. The themes are supported by academic research. It is not dry. It is not boring. It is an easy read. It is provocative. The reader will break bad habits. If your competitor reads the book and [...]

Response to: “Global Forces: An Introduction” in McKinsey Quarterly

Posted by on August 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

McKinsey Quarterly accepted the following Steven Weiss comment to this article: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Global_forces_An_introduction_2625#LettersToTheEditors There will be political divides on most of these key trends as each one has a political component. In some cases the political divide will be greater then the economic divide. The business implications will be unexpected—so will the political component.

Response to: “Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch” in McKinsey Quarterly

Posted by on August 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

McKinsey Quarterly accepted the following Steven Weiss comment to this article: https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Clouds_big_data_and_smart_assets_Ten_tech-enabled_business_trends_to_watch_2647 An enterprise’s future success will require improvisation, spontaneity, flexibility, collaboration, and obsessive experimentation. The technological trends that you cite will be the enablers in some cases. Improvisational business models will be transformative. Improvisors will use technology, collaboration, networking, data collection, and smart grids [...]

Response to: “Applying Global Trends: A Look At China’s Auto Industry” in McKinsey Quarterly

Posted by on July 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

McKinsey Quarterly accepted the following Steven Weiss comment to this article: https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Applying_global_trends_A_look_at_Chinas_auto_industry_2643 Assumption-based planning would also be an important tool in monitoring the progress of each scenario. It would provide an additional discipline to think through the problem and the remedies. Furthermore, what Mr. Weiss couldn’t include in the comment are the following observations: By [...]