Business

Command Hierarchies and System Resilience

It seems obvious that centralized, autocratic management hierarchies are brittle and that decentralized, democratic management hierarchies are more resilient to change.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Selecting Talent: The Upshot from 85 Years of Research - Bob Sutton

Great article by Bob Sutton on hiring.

Most remarkable to me is how unpredictable on-the-job performance can be, using:

  • unstructured interviews (most common in my experience),
  • reference checks (!), and
  • job experience (!!)
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Liberals and Markets, Arnold Kling

Are Libertarians simply Liberals who like markets?

I’ve considered myself a Libertarian in many political views for a long time, and have been noticing an increasing ‘leftward’ slide in my general political views, except for a couple hot-button areas.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Attracting Talent, via Eric Lippert

Interesting summary of feedback by Eric Lippert, who was asking about factors that make a job description attractive (or not) to potential employees.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Twenty (More) Reality-Checking Questions for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

In addition to the 20 questions Dan Isenberg asks, ask yourself if you can answer “yes” to this list of statements before deciding whether or not to become an entrepreneur:

Friday, February 26, 2010