Has The MBA Become A Worthless Degree?

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Is the MBA a worthless degree?If you asked Dale Stephens, the 21-year-old author of Hacking Your Education, he would undoubtedly agree. In a highly provocative excerpt from the book recently (Is an MBA worth it?

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Developing design thinking practice in complex organisations by Zaana Howard

Seminar given at Boras University, 22 November 2012 and Linkoping University, 29 November 2012. This seminar content is based on my phd research & preliminary findings.

(Note: special thanks to Kate Davis for allowing me to adapt her slide template)


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The Five Cs of Opportunity Identification – Scott Anthony – Harvard Business Review

Found at The Five Cs of Opportunity Identification – Scott Anthony – Harvard Business Review.

Simply asking “what job is the customer trying to get done?” can be a powerful way to enable innovation, because it forces you to go beyond superficial demographic markers that correlatewith purchase and use to zero in on frustrations and desires that motivate purchase and use

Read all at The Five Cs of Opportunity Identification – Scott Anthony – Harvard Business Review.

My point of view: I always love variations on the CCCCC-theme of this blog

500px / Photo “Talking to the trees” by Alexandra Schastlivaya

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Social Media: Executive MBA Course by Martijn Arts

Social media explained to CIO’s attending an Executive MBA in Business & IT at Nyenrode Business University (Breukelen, Netherlands). Containing seven blocks of theory and practical assignments. The goal is described as follows: “Social media connects us all. It speeds up communication processes and poses new challenges in a world that is becoming more and more dynamic and connected. Goal for you is to learn to rethink your communication, organization and business in this new dynamic and connected era. Rethinking will simplify complex challenges and help you and your organisation learn and develop.”

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Please note that the author’s company works for my current employer. But there is no relation between these activities and me as an employee, as a professional or as a person.

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Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work

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Incentives are all the rage: employee bonus pay, app badges, student grades, and even lunch with President Obama. Despite their widespread use, most research finds that incentives are terrible at improving performance in the long-run on anything but mindless rote tasks, because the fixation on prizes clouds our creative thinking (video explanation below). 

Read all at http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/10/harvard-researchers-find-a-creative-way-to-make-incentives-work/

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Jane Hart’s Workforce development services framework

(by thom♥)Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence.

Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses.

In the new connected workplace, current training, e-learning or blended learning services, which take a top-down, ”command and control” approach to organising and managing “learning” will not be appropriate to support these new ways of working and learning.

What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs.


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