Matthew Ferrara, Philosopher

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The classic real estate model asks each person to do everything. Agents must master dozens of skills. Managers must know those, plus management ones. The results are polarized. Maybe it's time to fix an organizational design flaw in the industry.  Read more

Here’s a daily dose of Peter Drucker for you to consider: In some knowledge work – and especially in some work requiring a high degree of knowledge – we already measure quality. Surgeons, for instance, are routinely measured, by their success rates in difficult and dangerous procedures, for example, by the survival rates of their open-heart surgical patients. But by and large we have, so far, mainly judgments rather than measures regarding the quality of a great deal of knowledge. The main trouble is, however, not the difficulty of measuring quality. It is the difficulty in defining what the task  Read more