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Project Managers, Unlock the Power of Timeboxing

Harvard Business

From film directors and restaurant owners to lawyers and accountants, many professions involve managing projects. Modern work is inherently project-based and collaborative. We are all project managers to some extent. You’re probably already timeboxing, at least a little.

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Creating a Cohesive Team for Corporate Transformation Projects

Harvard Business

Hollywood films have long been made by teams of independent contractors and employees of different production companies brought together for short-term projects. Companies have embraced this model for transformations, with data showing that 45% of the people on these projects are not regular employees.

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Lack of Perspective: When Determination Leads to Disaster

Tom Spencer

Consider Kodak, a company famous for its photographic film products. It persisted so much with its film-based business model that it failed to appreciate the opportunities and threats of digital photography, a technology that the company itself invented in 1975.

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Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It; Second Leaker Involved; Files on 1.2 Million People; Snowden Vindicated

MishTalk

Just screened tonight was the two hour film which will be released by the Weinstein Company this month. Please consider The Guardian article Citizenfour Review – Poitras'' Victorious Film Shows Snowden Vindicated. Citizenfour must have been a maddening documentary to film.

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True/useful

Seth Godin Blog

Thinking about the fact that a critic hated your last film isn’t going to help you with your next film, especially if the work wasn’t designed to please the critic in the first place. In the top left is the cynical corner of focusing on things that while true, aren’t particularly useful.

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Why sustainability isn’t the next digital transformation

The Source

Consultants, much like movie producers, are often guilty of trying to chase that “next big thing”.

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The 7 People Every Consultant Must Have On Their Team

David A Fields

Successful, independent consultants know the same thing (about consulting, not films). At a minimum they need a director of photography to run the camera, a sound person, a lighting person/gaffer (I’ve always wanted to use the word gaffer in a blog), plus a production assistant. Who are those people? My first swing at […].

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