IN DEFENSE OF INCOMPETENCE

IN DEFENSE OF INCOMPETENCE

When wrong is the best way to right. In the name of hyper-innovation, growth, and ROI/C metrics the enterprise has a never-ending demand for competence from its manager and employee cultures. Could anything be missing in the constant push for topnotch expertise in...

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HOW PAUL MCCARTNEY MANAGES HIS EMPLOYEE CULTURE

HOW PAUL MCCARTNEY MANAGES HIS EMPLOYEE CULTURE

Sgt. Pepper’s is having its 50th anniversary this year, with a super deluxe reissue version released today. Although Lennon was responsible for the two best songs, the album was McCartney’s concept and he wrote or co-wrote nine of the thirteen tracks. He’s the only...

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SHOULD STARBUCKS BRING ITS HEART TO WORK?

SHOULD STARBUCKS BRING ITS HEART TO WORK?

Let’s assume for a minute that the folks running Starbucks are real people who are provoked enough by a social issue to use their large stage to talk about it. Can a company ever do so in a way that is considered credible and appropriate by its customers? This is a...

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SLAP Company Featured on IT Best of Breed

SLAP Company Featured on IT Best of Breed

"Culture," Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year in 2014, is one of the most overused and least understood terms in the tech industry. As solution providers grapple with an epochal shift to the cloud -- with many aiming to transition toward a strategic service provider...

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Back on the Smack Tour – Stan Slap talks Music

Back on the Smack Tour – Stan Slap talks Music

I’m so sick of musicians and their wretched excesses. Wretched healthy excesses, I mean. The more any great artist improves their personal condition, the more their professional work tumbles in bland decline. It never fails: They get their crap together and their...

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2 Things You Must Know About Employee Culture

2 Things You Must Know About Employee Culture

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE The jungle of your business culture that is. Let's just hope you don't feel like Margaret Meade in your own office, crouching behind the copy machine, observing your employee culture. This excerpt of my book, read by me, is a brief introduction...

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Back on the Smack Tour – Stan Slap talks Music

Back on the Smack Tour – Stan Slap talks Music

I’m so sick of musicians and their wretched excesses. Wretched healthy excesses, I mean. The more any great artist improves their personal condition, the more their professional work tumbles in bland decline. It never fails: They get their crap together and their...

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VIDEO: Robert Scoble Interviews Stan Slap

Stan visits the Rackspace Studios in San Francisco to talk with Robert Scoble about revolutionizing company cultures in the tech world. Slap is renowned for achieving maximum commitment in manager, employee and customer cultures—-the three...

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