One of the most famous modern philosophers, author of "the Black Swan. Under the sign of unpredictability" I talked to RBC about the most terrible threats to humanity, the influential class of "intelligent idiots" and poverty theorists.
"Before launching new reforms, you have to make sure that previous job."
"If you're looking for someone to cheat, the best candidate is someone like the reader of The New Yorker. This person reasons that if I'm an intellectual (and I, of course, intellectual) — so I understand what's happening in the world. However, he does not realize a simple thing: any man who does not feed himself an intellectual labor — this is the default expert, because his profession is directly connected with the real world. And the more time and effort you devote to the study of macroporous, whether it is macroeconomics or global policy, the higher the odds will eventually be in macroderma".
"Appropriate decisions are taken only when a man risks his skin".
"The more one pays, the more he feels himself a slave."
"I would advise companies not engage in new methods, and people — find the right employees and give them more opportunities."
The founder of the Adizes Institute, business consultant of the companies Bank of America, Coca-Cola, IBM, etc. told RBC about the main problems of Russian companies and explained why business in Russia build as clumsy as public administration.
"When in free-thinking managers, they immediately squeezed".
"If you want to use human capital and the innovation, and not lose it abroad, you need first of all to do away with bureaucracy".
"Your company good managers for production, but extremely poor marketing, especially the part that deals with the study of the market. Inventing the product, the company is not interested in whether it's important."
"The main problem is corruption: it is in Russia can't last longer, it will lead to an explosion. People at some point simply will not be able to stand her".
"The days of autocracy were: managers must become more humble, open and respectful to the opinions of their team members".
Jagga Vasudev (Sadhguru)
Indian yogi, philosopher and founder of the charitable organization "Foundation ISA" held a lecture for employees of the savings Bank at the personal invitation of German Gref, telling the audience about the nature of human experiences, and how to stay relaxed in difficult situations.
"The little things that we ignore, turn into very big things and those big things sitting in your head, and they complicate your life."
"You suffer from something almost non-existent, but if you are suffering about something that doesn't exist, it is generally reasonable condition or is it madness?"
"The question is, do you have the tool to operate in a more difficult situation, do you have the ability, so try to upgrade ourselves."
"What works is what works, what doesn't work, it does not work. If you are free from suffering or if you have lost the fear of suffering, you would love included in the most turbulent situations and worked through them easily."
One of the most famous business consultants on the planet, engaged in personal development of top managers of the world Bank, Ford, Walmart, Pfizer, etc., said in an interview with RBC about the main qualities of a leader and the salvation of Ford motor company.
"If you're just a Manager, you're enough to develop by himself. But if you became the head of a large company, you have to make sure that your staff developed. Here it is getting the right coach".
"The main problem for managers — they surround themselves with suck-up."
"In today's world employees are often smarter and knowledgeable of their leaders. They know more than you, which means you can no longer tell them what to do. And the task of the leader is now the opposite: he should be able to learn from employees. Manage company, drawing knowledge from those who surround him".
"The customer may not even be aware of their unwillingness to work hard. Sometimes they are even indignant: "I really want to change! Why are you leaving me?" But my name is Marshall goldsmith, and not Jesus Christ, and my job is not to save people who don't want to."
"It takes courage to look in the mirror and see their flaws. For most leaders it is not so simple."
In an interview with RBC sociologist, Professor Annenbergs school of communication, University of southern California, author of the 2008 bestseller according to the New York Times "and the Leader of the tribe," said some of the tribes up the company and how to convince people that life is beautiful, even though they believe the opposite.
"The main principle — do not leave everything as it is".
"All great leaders have in common: they change what needs improvement. If you can't modify employee, better fire him."
"The trouble is that most books on business now written on the same pattern: a lone hero came along and turned the failing company into a transnational giant. This is a very good dramatic story, as in Star wars: was the boy from a distant planet saved the Galaxy from enslavement. In this story there is only one problem — it was not so, this story is untrue".
"Remember leaders the same Google: those who saw a different approach to the business, learned to communicate with different types of people. Multiculturalism is not an empty word."
"Young people want change, but the world continues to be ruled convinced of its steepness, the elderly, who don't want to change anything".
Best-selling author of "I hear you through and through" and "How to talk to m...the Dacians", which advises Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Kodak, Bank of America, etc., told RBC why aggressive negotiations took place, why to suspect others in the madness and what should avoid a Manager.
"Aggressive negotiations, when one side is trying at all costs to push for another — this last century. Now the most successful in business are those who have the talent to listen to others".
"The future belongs to the visionaries, and most importantly as a visionary to understand that others need".
"But I don't learn how to win negotiations, thus losing a life. I teach how to lose a negotiation, winning the influence on other people."
"People like to speak freely, to broadcast to the others their picture of the world, as they thus relieve stress. But from a business point of view it is a very poor quality."
"There are six words that can not tolerate your employees, and only one word that really hate you. Six words is "the vision", "mission", "culture", "strategy", "values", "objectives".
The most famous futurologist of the planet, one of the authors of string theory and Professor at the City College of New York, told RBC on the forum "Open innovations" in Moscow about why you should not fear replacement by robots and how it will be possible to achieve immortality.
"The digitalization of society has already begun, it is happening before our eyes and completely irreversible."
"Algorithms cannot be a complete substitute for people — they can only help them by giving richer information for decision-making".
"In all the areas where you need routine actions, artificial intelligence is already being replace workers-people, freeing up their time and energy for more creative pursuits".
"New opportunities arise not just because there are new solutions — many of them were predicted by futurists long ago. The world is changing and thanks to its simple growth of technological capabilities".
"Any changes are always closer than they appear."
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