Roland Stephen

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    Ideas Don’t Matter

    Friday, June 10th, 2011

    Newt Gingrich is constantly praised as a man of ideas. He also has a relentless talent for self-promotion. The result is that he is constantly in the news, on television and in print, making wild claims and unsupported assertions that are treated surprisingly reverently by the media, even the notorious “mainstream” media. For example, Chris [...]

    Tough Choices

    Friday, April 22nd, 2011

    As I write this my mother-in-law Gwen is outside digging up recalcitrant dandelions from the lawn of the house we will be sharing in the years ahead. She is 82 years old, and flourishes in part because of two replacement knees, two replacement hips and a replacement shoulder (it looks like she will have to [...]

    Lost

    Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

    The news that Steve Jobs is taking another medical leave got me thinking about an issue which continues to puzzle me, even though I have a strong point of view on it. Business schools are very enamored of collaborative leadership. The CEO as transformational hero, such as Jack Welch, is no longer fashionable. Partly its [...]