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Have Mainframe Skills, Will Travel PDF Print E-mail
 In technology, the hot jobs aren't always in starting an Internet company from scratch or designing the slimmest laptop. In mainframe computing, an almost-forgotten corner of corporate information technology departments, demand is growing for a new generation of professionals who can manage these complex systems.

Computer scientists say mainframes, the machines housed in hulking metal boxes that store and process massive amounts of data for organizations, are unfairly regarded as historical curiosities when they in fact remain vital to corporations. As the Baby Boomers who set up these systems begin retiring, companies are searching in vain for new graduates with mainframe computing skills. 
The Paradox of Excellence PDF Print E-mail
Why is it that so many smart, ambitious professionals are less productive and satisfied than they should or could be? Why do so many of them find their upward trajectories flattening into a plateau?

In our experience—Tom’s as a business school professor and consultant and Sara’s as a psychiatrist—high achievers often let anxiety about their performance compromise their progress. 
Competing Against Free PDF Print E-mail

A new competitor enters your market and offers a product very similar to yours but with one key difference: It’s free. Do you ignore it, hoping that your customers won’t defect or the free product won’t last? Or do you rapidly introduce a free product of your own in an attempt to quash the threat?

These are questions faced by an increasing number of companies—and not just in the digital realm. The “free” business models popularized by companies such as Google, Adobe, and Mozilla are spreading to markets in the physical world, from pharmaceuticals to airlines to automobiles.

Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons PDF Print E-mail
 In the winter of 2000, at the height of the dot-com boom, business leaders posed for the covers of Time, BusinessWeek, and the Economist with the aplomb and confidence of rock stars.

These were a different breed from their counterparts of just 10 or 20 years before, who shunned the press and whose comments were carefully crafted by corporate PR departments.  
Leadership That Gets Results PDF Print E-mail
 A leader's singular job is to get results. But even with all the leadership training programs and "expert" advice available, effective leadership still eludes many people and organizations.

One reason, says Daniel Goleman, is that such experts offer advice based on inference, experience, and instinct, not on quantitative data. Now, drawing on research of more than 3,000 executives, Goleman explores which precise leadership behaviors yield positive results. 
Tools and Tricks for Information Junkies PDF Print E-mail
Just because you're an information junkie doesn't mean you have to suffer from information overload. You just have to use the right tools to sort out what you want. Instead of trying to drink up the entire Web, use tools like RSS, social sharing and implicit and explicit ratings systems to make what's relevant to your interests stand out.

I am an information junkie, and I suffer from information overload.
There, I've said it! And even though sometimes it seems like a momentous task to wade through the virtually endless supply of information to find and view the information that I want without wasting hours each day, there is hope. The truth is there are great tools and technologies now at our disposal, and even more exciting ones on the horizon, for tackling the information overload challenge. 
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