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.

Leadership presentations

Examples of Agenda Pages for a Presentation How Not to Do an Agenda Today’s Agenda Introduction Understanding of current situation competitive analysis Niche capabilities How you measure your success Project objectives Overview of approach Proposed approach Team structure Next steps Conclusion Q & A How to Do an Agenda Today’s Agenda Understanding of current situation …

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