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Author: Michael G. Lortz

What I’m Reading: February 2018 – Disruption, Innovation, Information Conflict, Comedy, Sweat Equity, and Influencers

Here are a few articles I found interesting in February 2018: The New Digital Mandate: Cultivate Dissatisfaction – MIT Sloan Management Review, 2/16/2018 A good article on organizational behavior and how to rightly change organizations. While the wrong kind of dissatisfaction can be toxic, a willingness to tinker for the better can make companies far […]

What I am reading – January 2018: Organizational Innovation, Strategy, Media, Information War, and Cyber Security

Sorry this is way late, I was traveling internationally. But here are a bunch of articles I found interesting in January 2018: The boss knows everything: Why some local cultures make organization more innovative –, 12/10/2017 Let’s start with a great article on organizational behavior. This article discusses how employees in some companies wait […]

A New Adventure Begins

Today I leave for six months in Qatar. Another overseas adventure. This adventure shouldn’t be as stressful environmentally as my positions in Afghanistan or Bosnia, but it will still be six months away from family, friends, and home. I’ve known about this trip for about two months. In early December 2017, I was hired for […]

Finding my bologna on the internet

I have been writing online since 2006. I’ve written serious things, comedy things, sports things, and some music things. But the writing that appears in the oddest places has been my poem about eating a bologna sandwich that I wrote in 2009. I found it on someone’s DeviantArt page. They took my name off it […]

Assumptions before The Last Jedi

(Total Star Wars post. You’ve been warned.) I saw The Last Jedi a few weeks ago. Before I write any analysis on the movie, and there will be a lot, I wanted to finally write down my thoughts following The Force Awakens. Some of these happened, some didn’t. (Note: these were also written before Carrie […]

What I am Reading: December 2017 – Innovation, Improv, Media, Cyber Conflict, Urban Conflict, and Post-Conflict Growth

Here are the articles I find most interesting in December 2017: Great Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find – 12/20/2017, MIT Sloan Management Review According to Nicholas Bloom, Chad Jones, John Van Reenen, and Michael Webb warn about a decline in research advancements in the US. They write “U.S. research efforts are rising substantially while […]

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