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Strategies for being effective in committees

Making Committees Work for You

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 18, 2021

How do you get things done in a committee? We join many committees for many reasons, but generally we join them for a purpose: to get things done. If it is a pre-existing standing committee, however, we rarely find we can accomplish our goals initially. Rather, we have to gain permission (buy-in) prior to driving our agenda. How do we do that? I can’t speak for everyone, because I am not an…

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Moving Forward
Prognostication about the digital future

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 10, 2002

Since we have entered the time for prognostication, I offer these visions of the digital future. We all know the e-tech bubble…

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Power Risks California Power Problems Caused by Dumb Regulation, Not Deregulation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 5, 2001

Recent news concerning power outages have been of dour amusement for this Chicagoan. Once again, a subset of people (read: the state)…

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The Next Disruptive Technology – Distributed Generation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 25, 2000

Is Enron coming for lunch? Introduction The past three decades have offered ample evidence of the ability of disruptive technologies to create…

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Industrial Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 30, 2000

Economic transactions and industrial reorganizations are akin to the evolution of a complex system punctuated with periods of equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics.…

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