Mashed Thinking #937

All great art contains a whiff of freakiness.                                                                                                …

Mashed Thinking #721

A large amount of politically incorrect truth comes from the tales told by tavern philosophers.                                                                                …

Studying Team Leadership through Reality Television

Although I am not a big fan reality television shows in general, I’ve started following a few shows because the examples of good and bad team leadership are interesting.  The episodes contain lessons on good and bad tactical and strategic decision-making.  Positive and negative results from Leaders’ actions are there for everyone to see.  In…

Why don’t we learn from history’s mistakes?

I recently watched one of my favorite World War II movies, A Bridge Too Far. It is based on the book by the same name written by Cornelius Ryan. It’s the story of one of the most disastrous losses experienced by the Allied Forces in WWII: Operation Market Garden. I’ve read the book and watched…

Film Picks from Top Biz School Professors

I enjoy finding films that tell stories that trigger thinking about leadership, management and creative problem solving. This is a link to an interesting article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek listing the “Must See” films for business students from 30 Top B-School Profs: http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110711/top-30-must-see-movies-for-business-students/ This is a link that is definitely worth a few minutes of your…