Morality versus the marketplace

This post may be jumping the gun a little, because I haven’t finished The Innovator’s Prescription yet, but I found myself drawing some interesting contrasts already between Christensen’s work and T.R. Reid’s (see my review of The Healing of America for a fuller consideration of his ideas).

The most striking contrast to me so far has been the different grounds from which each writer believes health care reform will emerge.

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Throw us a bone already

Especially these days, we all have horror stories of how poorly companies treat employees in a downturn. And it’s almost a truism that how an organization treats employees in bad times is a better measure of its character than how it treats them in good. I remember one downturn experience in particular that I think not only illustrates this, but also highlights some key challenges for folks who want to be effective leaders.

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