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Rigid stack ranking of employee performance and pharmaceutical research is a bad combination

Microsoft’s recent decision to abandon employee stack ranking is just the latest example of the growing skepticism around stack ranking performance management schemes, especially ones that force bottom 5-10% distributions.  Sadly, some pharmaceutical firms still use the method. The major arguments against stack … Continue reading

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The Age of Free Software is Upon Us

Apple just announced that their latest version of OS X, “Mavericks” is available now, for free.  Both Apple and Google now offer free operating software, subsidized by hardware, advertising, or other software sales.  Can Microsoft continue to charge for Windows? … Continue reading

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