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Deer In The Headlights

Posted On May 1, 2018By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

How To Think On Your Feet: Cold Calling And Euphemisms

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder Of Atomic Tango LLC + Professor Who Loves To Cold Call His Students; photo by Fabrice Florin [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons… Picture yourself in a class or business meeting. You don’t have a pressing thought or opinion on the current topic — indeed, your mind is wandering to what you’d like to have for dinner — when suddenly you hear your name called along with the question, “What do you think?” For some, that’s reason to panic — subtly, of course (i.e., you don’tRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Guy Who Admittedly Doesn’t Know Everything But At Least He’s Gotten His Hands Dirty… Anyone who teaches or writes about business should have actually run a business, or at least worked in one. Makes sense, right? Would you study surgery with a professor who had never performed one? Or learn a language from a linguist who’s never spoken it? Or copied hamburger recipes from a lifelong vegetarian? Yet in business schools — and on the Internet — lack of experienceRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC & Business Lit Connoisseur Note: The following is meant to be satirical. The author has no affiliation with the Harvard Business Review or any idea what its editors could possibly be thinking. For 88 years, the Harvard Business Review has been the authoritative voice of critical business thinkers, featuring such legendary thought leaders as Peter Drucker, Theordore Levitt and Michael Porter, and popularizing such paradigm-shattering concepts as the glass ceiling, marketing myopia and the balanced scorecard. Well, enough of that…Read More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC Business professors love to dis popular business books, like the silly but frighteningly successful Who Moved My Cheese? We criticize them as lacking proper research and analysis and being the business-publishing equivalent of McDonald’s combo meals. They’re tasty and easy to swallow — which is fine if you’re trapped at the airport — but if you rely on them for sustenance, you’re destined to crash…Read More

Posted On May 18, 2008By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

The Young Professor: How To Get Published

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Kind of a Young Professor Dear Young Professor: Congratulations, you’ve been hired by a Top 20 business school… well, it WAS a Top 20 business school, but you know how these things go. So let’s just say, congrats, you’ve got a job with health insurance! But now is no time to rest on your laurels, because first of all, newbie, you have no laurels. You have to earn those. And around here, you accomplish that by getting published…Read More