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Mandy Muffin's Blog – March 2013 Archive (2)

The management of scarce resources

It must have been in 1956, during that first class I had in College Economics 101, that the definition of economics was drilled into my head: It is the management of scarce resources. When something is plentiful, who needs economics? If you can just go out in the morning and pick all the apples you want to eat,  you don't need to get…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on March 4, 2013 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Where is the missing skunk?

I spent a career working for a high-tech developer and manufacturer. In the personnel management field, I soon learned about “skunk works” and their mission in life. Although the term was first applied to engineering and development groups, it has been broadly used for any group of employees who work in teams.…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on March 3, 2013 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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