List on Tuesday: 4 Secret Signals You’re Getting Cancelled

 You show up to the CEO with a bunch of ideas in your hand and he or she congratulates you for coming up with them. The secret signal: the boss wants you out of the office as quickly as possible, and isn’t really interested in a discussion about next steps because your track record in […]

Not Magical Hot AIr Fan in Windows 8 Tablet

At Daring Fireball, there’s this whole discussion about how Microsoft has given Windows 8 tablets to developers, and how this is something that would never have happened at Apple. Apple, you see, is this company that never releases anything that’s unfinished to the world. No, it all has to be perfect, beautiful, and dare I […]

List Tuesday: 5 Things Not to Say to Your Laggard Boss

1. If it is “innovate or die”, you need to die before I can innovate 2. I respect your achievements in making sure nothing changes not matter what I do 3. If I told you everything I was doing, you’d wear your mouth out saying “no” 4. Do you know what an “Innovation Antibody” is? […]

A new kind of innovation hero

I read this morning the board of Apple is facing a bit of a shareholder backlash. Investors want to see a succession plan for Steve Jobs, who’s taken medical leave for the third time in seven years. And the board don’t want to tell them what’s contained in the plan for fear of “revealing secret […]

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