Archive for September, 2006

Well, we are just about to send the manuscript to our publisher. We will finish it this weekend and send it out on Monday. I think they will like it. I’m going to take next week off for some much needed rest. Thank you all for your contributions, your blog postings, and your encouragement along […]

Staying on the topic of competitiveness for the moment, I read the article that Kenny Pegram so kindly linked to earlier this week. While I hate to differ with David Brooks of the New York Times, it remains to be seen if U.S. competitiveness today is adequate. It appears to me that things aren’t peaches […]

Week twenty: Great to good

As I read my Business Week magazines and Wall Street Journals, I get a rather dismal outlook on the competitiveness of many U.S. businesses. I recently read an article — Great to Good? — written by David Gergen. The article raises interesting questions in my mind about the future competitiveness of the U.S. I have […]

Week nineteen: Title & price

Peter and Bob meet with John Wiley & Sons editor, Debra Englander. We continue to make progress on the book. Our editor from John Wiley & Sons — Debra Englander — visited last week to discuss the publication process in more detail. I believe she is pleased with our progress. The topic at the top […]

Week eighteen: Useful forums

Abundant widespread communication was an element in SAIC’s success story. I’m curious to know what you think were the most useful forums to SAIC’s employees, and why. I suspect the most useful was the Management Council, but I’m not sure. Click on the comments link to share your thoughts. – Bob Here are my responses […]

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