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Compete or Cooperate: Which makes better business sense?

Compete or Cooperate: Which makes better business sense?

  Richard Koch defines cooperation and competition in his latest book (The 80/20 principle and 92 other powerful laws of nature) as such: Cooperation is how we create value: how we create the pie. Competition is how we capture value: how we grab the slice of the pie.    When building or developing a business, […]

Why Do eGovernment Projects in Developing Countries Fail?

Why Do eGovernment Projects in Developing Countries Fail?

I recently spoke at an international government forum on electronic identity. One of the key points I made in my speech was that the success rate of eGovernment projects in developing countries is very low. In fact, based on a paper by Richard Heeks, we have following baseline estimates,   35% of eGovernment projects were […]

Apple, Google & IKEA – What they all have in common

Apple, Google & IKEA – What they all have in common

  There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. Whether they’re individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves.
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Groupthink, Sunk Cost and Santa Claus

Groupthink, Sunk Cost and Santa Claus

  “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”                                                                                     ― Albert Einstein    We believe we are logical and rational but in fact most of the time, our thoughts are illogical and we act irrationally. This week, I will discuss three common and dangerous thinking flaws. […]

What I learned from Vilfredo Pareto and my first golf coach

What I learned from Vilfredo Pareto and my first golf coach

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 5 If you are like most people you don’t prepare for work. You simply  “work”. Yes, you may have your to-do lists and your meetings are in your calendar; and yes, occasionally you spend time planning for a presentation to the “big client”. But like most of us, […]

Your Business Plan should be more than a “Sales Document”

Your Business Plan should be more than a “Sales Document”

If you are a CEO or an entrepreneur, you are expected to come up with a business plan.  As a CEO, the strength of the business plan has major influences on the level of trust you will get from your board of directors, especially if you are “new” to the organization. If you are a […]

9 Golden Guidelines for a Productive Meeting

9 Golden Guidelines for a Productive Meeting

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 2 Have you watched David Grady’s TED Talks “How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings?” You have to watch it! David Grady is making a case that the world must be saved from bad and inefficient meetings. “An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded […]

6 Ways a Great Programmer Differs from a Good One

6 Ways a Great Programmer Differs from a Good One

Get the right people on the bus, then figure out where to go — James C Collins, Good to Great,  2001 Great people make great companies. In the software industry the “10x” theory is widely accepted and often quoted by industry leaders. I totally agree that some programmers or software developers can be more much […]

7 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis

7 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis

Let’s face the reality: not all software development projects are successful! Statistics about failed IT projects is just mind-blowing (I know you have read this before so I will not repeat this again). The question is what do we do when everything is about to fall apart. When your client is threatening to throw you […]

JONAS LIND is a co-founder of two IT companies, one in Sweden and one in Malaysia. He has been in the IT industry since 2000. He currently resides in Malaysia with his family.

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