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Bartley J. Madden

Video Friday Double Feature: The Interconnected World of Bartley J. Madden & Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

Friday’s are often a good time for reflection, with people thinking about their dreams and the weekend. Today, let’s think about the transformative power of directors. Before we get to Bartley J. Madden, consider Douglas Y. Park statement in Strategy and Compliance As Competing Imperatives For Corporate Boards: As long as the business judgment rule […]

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Uncovering Erroneous Assumptions

Bartley J. Madden’s recent paper, Management’s Knowing Process and the Theory of Constraints, explores the brain’s capability for forming and re-forming neural circuits that constitute our perceptions of the “world out there.” Our “realities” are built up from specific and limited past experiences. Managers and boards would do well to be more attuned to uncovering erroneous assumptions […]

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How to Govern Corporations So They Serve the Public Good: Wrong Title, Right Book

William Sun’s excellent book is less on how to govern corporations to serve the public good than it is an analysis of corporate governance from the perspective of ontology, epistemology, and sociology of knowledge. Sun does an absolutely fascinating job of tracing the development of two pre-Socratic cosmologies that continue to shape modern thought. Heraclitus […]

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