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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Seduced by Success

I see that P&G's former CIO, Robert J. Herbold, has a book out : Seduced by Success: How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning. You may also recall that Herbold also was the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft from 1994 to 2001, during which time he was reputed to be the highest salaried employee there.

Have not read it. The book is being excerpted in CIO Insight. " ... he explores the pitfalls of corporate success: sticking with out-of-date business models and stale branding, allowing products to become outdated, and the triple threat of lethargy, timidity and confusion. In the following excerpt, Herbold discusses what he says is a common reason CIOs lose their jobs: organizational bloat and lack of accountability ... "

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