Selected Articles for 2013-02-09

  • Margin Call. Apple’s margin fell to 38% in Q4 2012. Does this lower margin foretell lower prices, a loss of competitiveness, or both?
  • Great thinking by Seth Godin on how having an audience that knows how to listen is an important factor in successful meetings. The best presentations are great largely because of the audience, he explains. Listening better can become a competitive advantage.
  • Intellectual quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) are both necessary to create the conditions for peak performance, but they are far from sufficient. MckInsey’s Susie Cranston and Scott Keller try to explain the additional motivation needed using the ‘Meaning Quotient’ (MQ).

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