Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gary Hamel: Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment

Gary Hamel, celebrated management thinker and author and co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), argues the case for reinventing management for the 21st century. In this fast-paced, idea-packed, 15-minute video essay, Hamel paints a vivid picture of what it means to build organizations that are fundamentally fit for the future—and genuinely fit for human beings. It's time to radically rethink how we mobilize people and organize resources to productive ends. Here's how we start.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aodjgkv65MM

Monday, December 11, 2017

Jack Dorsey: The Future Has Already Arrived

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square, spoke to a student audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business as part of the View From The Top speaker series. Dorsey shared his story and how he came up with the ideas for Twitter (which he created and co-founded) and Square and offered some advice to the entrepreneurs and business students in the auditorium.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AckvbL5Tfic

Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman on Hiring Phenomenal People

“You won’t do well unless you’re hiring people who are consistent with your values,” shared Blackstone Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen Schwarzman during his November 18th View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB. Schwarzman also discussed how to handle entrepreneurial rejection.

Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jGc8biSYHA&t=36s

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Steve Jobs Full Movie

Sequoia Capital's Doug Leone on Luck & Taking Risks

"Always take risks. If something is working like a dream, break it. Taking risks is the only way to keep on going," shared Sequoia Capital Managing Partner Doug Leone during his Stanford GSB View From The Top talk on November 4. He also discussed the venture capital industry, what his team looks for in entrepreneurs, and more. Read additional insights on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1xXIcG3

Jamie Dimon, the Chairman, President, and CEO of JP Morgan Chase

Jamie Dimon, the Chairman, President, and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, joined  the inaugural session of the 2017 - 2018 View From The Top speaker series at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dimon discussed topics ranging from the dangers of bureaucracy to the validity of Bitcoin, to how dangerous a temper can be in the business world. When asked how he ensures a fair and equal workplace, he said, “When you have an environment of trust and respect, people can shine. Go out of your way to make everyone accepted and you’ll build a great company.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Emotional Hijacking-The Career Girl Murders

One sultry August afternoon in 1963- it was the same day that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the famous 'I have a dream' speech to a civil rights movement in Washington- Richard Robles, a seasoned burglar broke into an apartment in the swanky Upper East side of New York. Just paroled from a three year prison sentence for over hundred burglaries he had committed to support a heroin habit, he wanted, as he claimed years later, to do just one more before giving up crimes. He desperately needed money for his girlfriend and their three year old daughter.

The apartment belonged to two young women-Janice Wylie, 21, a researcher at Newsweek Magazine and Emily Hoffert, 23, a grade-school teacher. Robles hoped no one was home. But Emily was home. Threatening her with a knife, he tied her up. When Janice came in, he started to tie her up too.

As he told years later, Janice warned him that he would not get away with the crime- she would remember his face and help the police track him down. He who had promised himself that this was his last burglary, panicked at her warning completely losing control. In a paroxysm of fury, he grabbed a soda bottle and clubbed them unconscious. Then, he slashed and stabbed them with a kitchen knife.  

Recalling the murders twenty five years later, he bewailed 'I just went bananas. My head exploded' Robles had more than enough time to regret those few minutes of rage. By 2002, Robles still remained in custody at Attica state prison in upstate New York for what became known as the 'Career Girl Murders.'

What happened to Robles who had just resolved to renounce his criminal life that goaded him to perpetrate such horrendous murders? As Goleman writes in 'Emotional Intelligence', it was a neural hijacking. It was that he reacted before he could fully register what was happening.

These hijackings, it is important to understand, are by no means isolated, horrific incidents that lead to heinous crimes like the Career Girl Murders. In less tragic form-but not necessarily less intense- they happen to us with fair frequency. "Think back", writes Goleman, "to the last time you lost it, blowing up at someone-your spouse or child, the driver of another car- to a degree that later, with some reflection and hindsight, seemed uncalled for."

As a leader or a manager, it's necessary that you watch out for such emotional hijackings in yourself and in people in the workplace because we're all more or less prone to it. Although we can't change our neural circuitry, we can learn to stay aware of the triggers of such neural hijackings and protect ourselves from them.