The impact of internet technology on politics is particularly pronounced. The ability to target micro-groups has broken up the previous consensus on priorities by permitting a focus on specialized purposes or grievances. Political leaders, overwhelmed by niche pressures, are deprived of time to think or reflect on context, contracting the space available for them to develop vision.
~ Henry A. Kissinger via The Atlantic
Meetings are a great trap … they are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith
Ezra Cornell, co-founder of Cornell University, was born on this day – January 11 – in 1807.
Compared with most of the other ways that managers try to stimulate growth—technology investments, acquisitions, major marketing campaigns, and the like—operational innovation is relatively reliable and low cost.
~ Michael Hammer via Harvard Business Review