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Cybersecurity: Linchpin of the digital enterprise | McKinsey & Company

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Two consistent and related themes in enterprise technology have emerged in recent years, both involving rapid and dramatic change. One is the rise of the digital enterprise across sectors and internationally. The second is the need for IT to react quickly and develop innovations aggressively to meet the enterprise’s digital aspirations. If cybersecurity teams are to avoid becoming barriers to ... Read More »

Serving My Country While Seeing My Entrepreneurial Future | Entrepreneur

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As I sat there in the cold rain for the fourth straight day, I contemplated the reason I signed up for this. It was 1987, and I was sitting on the border between West and East Germany serving in the U.S. Army, 8th Cavalry. I’d been watching a bunch of nothing for days on end, hoping to see some movement ... Read More »

A better way to lead large-scale change | McKinsey & Company

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By methodically putting equal emphasis on the hard and soft elements of leading change, organizations can more than double their odds of success.  The “five frames of performance and health” describes that it is necessary to maintain performance and health equally and 79% of organizations who implemented them reported success. Source: https://www.mckinsey.com/business Read More »

The former soldier who aims to build a $50bn firm | BBC

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The life of an Israeli special forces soldier may seem a million miles away from the world of business, but Shachar says that the three years he served gave him the determination to succeed in his subsequent career as a serial entrepreneur. “It gave me grit and perseverance, which are clear factors for success in business.” Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49635660 Read More »

Your Clients Seek ‘Authentic Leaders,’ Green Beret Vet Tells NAIFA Crowd | Insurance News Net

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Scott Mann taught lessons he learned from his 18 years serving as a Green Beret oto Rooftop Leadership at the NAIFA Performance + Purpose conference.  Humans are “meaning, seeking, emotional, social creatures,” he said, but too often, advisors take the wrong approach to relate to those they serve. Advisors spend a great deal of time being reactionary and transactional, with ... Read More »

He Paid $1.50 an Acre for Barren Texas Land Now Worth $7 Billion | Bloomberg

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Back in 1913, David Fasken paid $1.50 an acre for plains outside Midland to make a fortune raising cattle. Fasken died 16 years later, unaware of the riches below the surface.  Now his heirs are among the 100 families that are the biggest private landowners in the U.S.  In the Fasken portfolio are the 165,000 acres in the Permian, a sedimentary ... Read More »

Three Ways To Enhance Your Firm Using A Flat Company Structure | Forbes

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Many companies operate on hierarchies but there is great value in a flat company structure.  Flat structures can empower up and coming superstars, create a “one team” attitude, and a serving environment. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2019/09/10/three-ways-to-enhance-your-firm-using-a-flat-company-structure/#1de7771d2f36 Read More »

Google reportedly targeted by states in coming antitrust probe | CNET

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Google will be the subject of an antitrust probe being prepared by more than half of the country’s state attorneys general, according to a report Tuesday by The Washington Post. An official announcement could come Monday. The investigation comes as Google and other Silicon Valley giants face increased scrutiny from government officials and regulators. The Justice Department in July announced ... Read More »

The US Army faces struggles working with small businesses | Defense News

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Small businesses are struggling to meet needs as the Army outreaches to these businesses to find new ways to solve problems.  There are difficulties with communication, trust, and scaling for production. Ultimately, it will come down to the best place to solve these issues and small business may not be the answer. Source: https://www.defensenews.com/smr/defense-news-conference/2019/09/04/the-us-army-faces-struggles-working-with-small-businesses/ Read More »

An Entrepreneur’s Survival Kit For Digital Detoxing And Unplugging From Work | Forbes

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Startup founders usually have trouble unplugging and unwinding.  When entrepreneur D. Sharma realized that his stress was starting to seriously affect his life, he turned to digital detoxing. Interestingly enough, he would take his lessons to create another company: Meditation.live. But digital detoxing and unplugging should not just be for a founder. Leaders and managers need to lead by example. See ... Read More »