Tech has managed to make major strides in attracting and retaining some of the best talent. The industry offers autonomy and accountability which are powerful motivators for accepting a role. Why are larger and more established companies failing to replicate this and attract the best themselves?
Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.
"Likes" are Facebook's social currency, and there is plenty of thumbs up action going on. After all it feels good to be liked and social acceptance is no exception. But are you a genuine liker, or an automatic one? Do you actually like the things you "like" on Facebook?
Just when governments are - admirably - looking to invest in high-speed broadband so that no-one is left behind by the digital revolution, here are these twenty-something CEOs saying it might be better to skip fibre optics altogether and go straight to mobile.
Simple observations can inspire leaps in understanding. In designing a vacuum that didn't choke on dust, I looked to a sawmill. I saw centrifugal force being used to separate dirt and wondered - could the same principle be used on a smaller scale?
Are Arabs better or worse off following the 2011 revolutions? Did the Arab Spring make the world a safer place and should the UK and USA accept the new democratically-elected governments of the Middle East if the people vote-in religious parties which may oppose Western interests?
We are witnessing a shift in the nature of leadership. The command and control structures we have inherited from traditional leadership are making way for styles characterised more by empathy, partnership and collaboration than by ego.