Month: May 2013

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

The waiting is over. Here is Mary Meeker’s now famed 2013 Internet Trends report. Meeker, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner, highlights growth of Internet usage and other activities on mobile devices and updates that now infamous gap between mobile internet usage and mobile monetization. But there are many new additions. Among them are the rise …

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Foundations of organization structure

An old @markkirkwood “tweet,” and some interesting organizational design math and information to consider thereto. Tweet: Two management models to contemplate… Bottom-up, horizontal [= transparency] v. top-down, vertical [= secrecy]. New v. old… WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE? An organizational structure defines how tasks are formally divided, grouped, and coordinated.  The six elements of an organization’s …

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Rational decision-making model

Steps in the Rational Decision-Making Model 1. Define the problem. 2. Identify the decision criteria. 3. Allocate weights to the criteria. 4. Develop the alternatives. 5. Evaluate the alternatives. 6. Select the best alternative. Source: E. F. Harrison, The Managerial Decision-Making Process, 5th ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), pp. 75-102.

A presentation to achieve the greatest impact

Developing the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion For almost every presentation, follow this traditional rule: Tell them what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Then, tell them what you have told them. This is the same method that the ancient Greeks taught about the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. Introduce the overall message …

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