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A Symbol of Excess... Again
This month Burj Khalifa‚ the tallest building in the world‚ opened in Dubai. How ironic that this monument opens in a city‚ where the economy has imploded and real estate prices have crashed. Perhaps it serves as a painful symbol of .. 9671 read, 5178 comment .. [More]
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Larry Chao's Secrets of Great Facilitation
A good organization change facilitator knows how to focus creative brainstorming and motivate people around the right set of issues to achieve results‚ writes Larry Chao.

Despite the rough ride‚ 2009 was a mile .. 12493 read, 1 comment .. [More]
Bargain Hunting in Dubai?
Last month Dubai made headline news when its financing arm‚ Dubai World announced a freeze on debt payments.
Not only did world financial markets swoon‚ but real estate prices in Dubai tanked even furth .. 11618 read, 2 comment .. [More]
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Accepting Criticism is Hard to Do
Leaders often complain that subordinates do not speak up enough in meetings.  But is the problem more about the subordinates‚ or more about the leaders‚ writes Larry Chao.

Here in Asia‚ one of the to .. 102510 read, 2 comment .. [More]
Galleon Group - The Hits Just Keep on Comin'
I am very skeptical about CEO Raj Rajaratnam?s innocence in the insider trading scheme at Galleon Group. 

Although he asserts that his hedge fund?s massive profits are the result of shrewd research and investing‚ the evidence agains .. 13623 read, 1 comment .. [More]
The Tragedy of SAAB
Another automobile icon brand is about to bite the dust. 

Yesterday‚ it was announced that Koenigsegg‚ which agreed to buy the Saab brand from G.M. last June‚ decided not to go ahead with the deal. This leaves Saab high .. 10154 read, 6 comment .. [More]
PUBLISHED ARTICLE [redux]: Simple Strategy Key to Success in Execution
Now that the economic recession appears to be abating‚ companies are plotting a quick return to profitable growth. Pockets of opportunities have emerged as demand gradually picks up among the rubble of defunct competitors. 

Yet the .. 14596 read, 281 comment .. [More]
My Predictions for the Stock Market
Some Wall Street prognosticators are now wondering whether U.S. stocks will tank after what they call a rare six-month rally‚ where the Dow has increased 46%.
They harken back to the 1930s and 1970s where si .. 114142 read, 43 comment .. [More]
PUBLISHED ARTICLE [redux]: The Importance of Leadership Behaviors
Restructuring and fear of layoffs have shaken employee loyalty.  Good leadership behaviors are essential to re-build healthy bonds between employers and employees‚ writes Larry Chao

Many employers have enjoyed o .. 18777 read, 2 comment .. [More]
Best Warning I've Ever Listened to...
Don?t Text Message and Drive.
This is so important‚ I thought I?d add this to my management blog!
Don?t text and drive is as wise as don?t drink and drive.  I'd make .. 11997 read, 1 comment .. [More]
A Silver Lining for Would-Be Entrepreneurs
Great article about ?entrepreneurship? as a silver lining in the recession‚ in today?s International Herald Tribune (Monday‚ August 24th).
According to the article‚ many people have been forced t .. 102539 read, 2 comment .. [More]
Outrageous Banking Pay Persists
Call me old fashioned‚ but nowadays‚ when I see people at banks‚ such as Citigroup energy trader Andrew J. Hall‚ scheduled to make nearly $100 million in wages‚ I am stunned at the audacity of it all.
.. 14141 read, 1 comment .. [More]
Surprise! Germany & France Teach Us a Lesson
?So I read in the news today that France and Germany?s economies both surprised everyone by growing .3% in the second quarter of this year after the worst recession since World War II.
It seems over the last co .. 13851 read, 0 comment .. [More]
My Bet on When the Recession Will End
When it comes to predicting the economy‚ everyone is an expert.  But what that means is that no one is an expert. 

Even some of the best minds in the world couldn?t predict the current recession.

The pundit .. 11252 read, 0 comment .. [More]
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Lessons We Must Learn from the Recession
Among the rubble of the recession‚ there is one lesson we need to learn: No matter what the circumstances‚ if a deal seems too good to be true‚ then it usually is‚ writes Larry Chao. 

As we begin to gain traction o .. 17074 read, 1 comment .. [More]

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