Strategic communications: From self-delusion to listening carefully

Strategic communications: From self-delusion to listening carefully

Conventional wisdom and research studies both say that communication is necessary to gain successful project outcomes. However, some (too many) executives use their public relations and communications departments as a megaphone to broadcast one-way directives in the name of “dialog.” This behavior represents self-delusion and not genuine communication. Image credit: iStockphoto A Project Management Institute […]

Enterprise startup lessons from Muhammad Ali

Enterprise startup lessons from Muhammad Ali

During conversation with Christian Gheorghe, CEO of startup analytics vendor Tidemark Systems, I raised the issue of competition with established vendors. Tidemark’s product includes a real-time display, called Storylines, which allows ordinary users to interact easily with deep business data; it’s the kind of thing destined to attract competition from the large vendors. Also read: Larry Dignan’s ZDNet article on […]