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I’m a frog, you’re a frog… KISS me!

I’m a frog, you’re a frog… KISS me! « I’m a frog, you’re a frog… KISS me ». This is an actual quote from a very popular song from Robert Charlebois in the early 70’s in Quebec. As a Quebecer or Québécois, we were all aware that English speaking people in Canada called us so. I am […]

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Managing the budget and missing the goal

Managing the budget and missing the goal? Aw… never! As a consultant I am frequently faced with a budget limit from my clients. Until we discuss the real issue. The vast majority of situations ultimately get resolved and the budget is never a real issue. Really. That is not to say that the budget expands! […]

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Victim of abuse

Victim of abuse This looked like an ordinary parking ticket. Trivial enough. Under the wiper, gracefully waiting for my trembling hand to remove it. Yep. Trembling hand. I was sooooooooo upset. I apparently parked in a prohibited space at a prohibited time. I just could not fathom why, oh why, this happened to me ! […]

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Teen suicide and a father’s shock

Teen suicide and a father’s shock I have a small family. I am part of a small family too ! Only one brother. My spouse has only one sister. Overall. two nephews and two nieces. Typical small family. When the kids were younger and still living under our roof, we used to have dinner altogether. […]

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Simple solution to a complex problem?

Simple solution to a complex problem? It all sounds so easy. A simple solution to a complex problem. Or rather two very complex problems. End of 2015 coincides with the conference of Paris on climate change. Everybody knows what to do :

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Artificial intelligence : friend or foe?

Artificial intelligence : friend or foe? I recently read an article about this topic. I read a lot and I see more and more articles on this topic. Whether we want it or not, technology is advancing, fast, and no one can do anything about it. Technology has always been perceived as a threat first. […]

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From excise to EXCEL!

From excise to EXCEL. This is the last part of the series on infobesity. This is where it all makes sense. This is where we win all or loose all. The final piece of the puzzle, going from Possess to access From access to excess From excess to excise and finally….From excise to EXCEL. It […]

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From EXCESS to EXCISE

From excess to excise Continued from last week. I am up to head in new music. I am rapidly being overwhelmed ! Soooooo much new sounds ! Sooo much creativity !   I have always been an avid listener to new music. I still buy lots of music (in CD format mind you!) But I […]

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From ACCESS to EXCESS

From POSSESS to ACCESS to EXCESS…. It dawned on me quite unexpectedly. I had resisted subscribing to a music service for years. My sons, both younger –bien sûr! – and far wiser – of course ! – than me, had prompted me to join the service. It is almost free dad! Instead of you shopping around […]

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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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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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Teams’ self-regulation: is it realistic?

L’autorégulation des équipes : est-ce réaliste ?

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The dual nature of the intelligent organization

The dual nature of the intelligent organization becomes apparent when we discuss early XXth century physicists observing phenomena that appear to contradict each others. Light behaving as a particle in one experiment. Light behaving as a wave in another. Quantum physic is a weird science. But then, nature is weird. Until you start to understand […]

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Quality fractals

Quality fractals Fractals are amazing. Infinitely complex and present in nature in various form they are a reminder of eternity. From Wikipedia A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called […]

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The Invisible links of the intelligent organization

Is deep space empty ? Recent advances of physics and astronomy confirm that it is not the case. But it DOES look empty to us. If you do not see anything, does it mean there is nothing to see ? OR that you either are not equipped to see it or simply that you did […]

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Magical interactions in the intelligent organization – End

Nos participants sont à l’extérieur sous une température inacceptablement basse pour cette fin d’hiver … sans manteaux. L’exercice précédent a duré plus de 4 minutes. Rappelez-vous : ils grelottaient pendant cette fraîche journée de fin d’hiver québécois avec leur manteaux lors de l’exercice précédent et nous les avons laissé très légèrement vêtus…

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Magical interactions in the intelligent organization

Magical interactions in the intelligent organization? The intelligent organization? In our world where rigid organizational structures prevent personal and professional initiatives? … Magical…gulp…interactions? In our world where organizational fear reigns supreme? How can a team respond quickly to its environment and market demands … through magical interactions? Magic? Did you say magic? In collaboration with […]

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The intelligent organization : Connect to survive !

Brain cells constantly reconnect making even a damaged brain functions. If brain cells do this spontaneously, wouldn’t our employees do the same ? If only we were to understand this…

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The future is here

The future is here….but will start tomorrow….maybe. We are going digital ! Online reading, online, search, online purchases, online banking, online….Woah ! wait, wait ! Online banking ? Sure ! If you believe what the banks Websites are advertising, you can do almost anything online these days. Great ! No more checks, no more waiting […]

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