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The Most Overrated Value in Business

Management thought leaders share their ideas on values in business. Featuring: Jonathan Gosling, Kari Granger, Buie Seawell, Jonathan Doochin, Maj. Gen. Fred…

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Piotr Chomicki says:

I turned to 1:30 and turned it on mute.

Kikbo says:

agreed – this stuff is a joke.

nett103 says:

Good insight.

timfmr says:

Jonathon Doochin hit a homerun with his analysis. Couldnt’t agree with him
more! Fits well with “cube” life.

Fuc Cao Vinh says:

I disagree with the 3 scary Aryan/Half-Aryan men and agree with the 2
ladies (especially with the Aryan lady) and the non-Aryan man. To me, the
most overrated value in Business is “Competition & Profit” combined
together (too often at “ALL” Costs… or ALL “imaginable” Costs…)

mars Cubed says:

IMO, most underestimated is 3d printers & creativity. A new industrial
revolution approaches. It will radically transform our economies &
definition of ownership. Robots in light engineering are beginning to
replace people. Buy a robot & it will make others.. even today, often
cheaper & more efficient than ppl. Educated, connected populations will
rule; mass manufacture from home. Evri1 make high-tech parts, bring those
together to make whatever we like. Better than anything capitalism could do.

lifeworkpro says:

Mr. Rodgers is right, it’s about innovation and effectiveness

Thom Holland says:

Did the first guy essentially say that disloyalty should be valued?
lol…no thanks.

greg says:

Last line of every management consulting report: Your company needs more
consulting. Who are these people? You have the assistant dean of the school
give his spiel and he looks like he has never spent a year at a real
entry-level job in today’s corporate world.. smh

TheSilentObserver says:

@timfmr Indeed! I’m sure Dr Covey covers this in The Seven Habits of Highly
Effective People, but I could wrong.

maxgud says:

“Paradigm … Proactive… Aren’t those just buzz words stupid people use
to sound smart?” [via The Simpsons]

norxcontacts says:

That’s the guy who had sex with a pie.

enerazaNehTyalS NonServiam says:

Suena a cuento de nunca acabar… es pura opinión. Poco útil este video.

Nightmonkey17 says:

The first guy is wrong. My boss keeps me around because I can sniff out a
traitor in the company, and when I find one I can finish him..

negochristian1 says:

funny how u guys talk about which ideas or values are the most overrated
when none of the speakers actually own any business

BenGenio says:

@negochristian1 They own many years of experience of observing, analyzing,
studying and advising organizations. You don’t have to be a business owner
to talk about values. Jonathan Doochin addressed the issue of overrated
values both in and outside the context of organizations. These people are
specialized in solving/studying organizational problems because
organizations don’t always have the capabilities to do it themselves.

negochristian1 says:

@BenGenio Yes Ben, I partly agree with you there. They own many years of
experience in observing, studying, etc. Observing….analyzing…studying.
This is easy man. The hard part is doing (when you don’t know what exactly
you have to do, ain’t like in school, to be studied, to apply a formula or
to follow a track), risking your own time, dreams and money, finding ways
to lead different types of people, etc. Business is like a bike, or
walking. You learn it only by doing it, pushing at it.

iwh67 says:

How HBR define “value”. A typical and simple definition is “what’s
important”. So, how can a value be overrated? Better yet, a value for whom?
And overrated by whom? Wouldn’t the answer be “it all depends”? The
rambling by some of the speakers underscores that they are not clear what
the question actually implies. Tellingly (maybe), Maj. Gen. Hodges is the
only one who offers a more refined answer, acknowledging that values are
not over- or underrated, but may be misunderstood.

Imhornydadcomeinside says:

This is beautiful! Our culture is irrational, we do production in the sake
of production and financial gain for financial gain. We view idleness as
bad and forget that idleness has built our civilizations art, intelligence
and happiness.

S. Paul Lim says:

I expect much higher quality contents than this from Harvard Business

Jason Fulcher says:

I had to embed a set of organisational values recently for a fairly large
client: the most frustrating value I found to readdress was easily,
‘rigour’. This was interpreted unconditionally. Reflecting this ethos,
their products were of excellent quality, but often delivered too late.
Rigour had not only become an excuse to miss deadlines, but had blinded the
organisation as to what was an appropriate deadline to hit! Awful. The
world won’t stand still whilst we polish perfect stones.

mistermellow001 says:

@negochristian1 Did you pull this statement out of your ass? Several of
them own consulting firms, one owned a Ferrari dealer, and all have served
in private-sector management. Business turns to academia not only for the
MBAs it produces, but for the larger view and cutting-edge business
practices. The most successful business owners are not myopic,
anti-intellectuals, but ones who pay attention. These professors aren’t
armchair philosophers; they’re there because they know business.

Ritt Momney says:

i fapped to this

wangstick says:

1st: yea, no 2nd: true 3rd: efficiency is a good thing too 4th: true 5th:
true… and insightful! 6th: true i wish these guys would just say what
they mean instead of academicizing everything. the army guy didn’t do that,

PanamaNano says:

Can we say this in a job interview? I dont think so

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