August 2015

From POSSESS to ACCESS

Ray Kurtzweil thinks humans will be able to build a computer more powerful than a brain around 2025-2030. What is a brain ? Billions of neutrons all connected to create billions more connections between them. Current estimations number neurons in a typical brain at 86 billions. And as many non-neuronal cells. Overall, less than in a typical […]

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An intelligent organization is a living organization.

The intelligent organization is a living organization. I cannot bring myself not to draw a parallel between a healthy cell and a smart and dynamic organization. First, what is an intelligent organization? The dictionary helps us again : intelligent: Ability to understand, to know, to grasp by thought. The ability of a living being to adapt to […]

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Three email tricks to reduce the devilish emails

3 email tricks and tips ? Gimme more!!! Well, as far as emails are concerned, more is less and less is more!! So here are only three tips I recently rediscovered. Hey, read this carefully : I REDISCOVERED…this means they are not MY tricks. Rather I found those in the excellent book by Mike Song, Vicki Hasley […]

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Empty your cup, unlearn before you learn

There is a great story about a zen master (or a buddhist master….or … well a master!) welcoming a new recruit among his rank. The new guy is shy and timidly sits in front of the old master (the latter could not get up anyway). When offered some tea, it took some time for the […]

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Continuous learning is the work.

Continuous learning IS the work. Continuous learning is the work for you, for anybody who is serious about the work. Another conversion. Another train of thought. Another shock. I was discussing recently with a dear colleague about a training I was about to purchase. A pretty, pretty big purchase. To get better in an area […]

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