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Lessons for Disillusioned Dot-Commers

The New York Times offers “lessons” from the “dot-com experience” in a Sunday article by Claudia Deutsch. Being a Luddite is bad, but being a technophile can be worse. There is a difference between red tape and necessary procedures. Speed can connote efficiency as well as recklessness. Employee loyalty isn’t an outdated concept. It is often easy to do more with less.

The New York Times offers “lessons” from the “dot-com experience” in a Sunday article by Claudia Deutsch.

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  • Being a Luddite is bad, but being a technophile can be worse.
  • There is a difference between red tape and necessary procedures.
  • Speed can connote efficiency as well as recklessness.
  • Employee loyalty isn’t an outdated concept.
  • It is often easy to do more with less.
  • The Internet may not be a great business model, but it is a great business tool.
  • Managers must value e’lan and encourage optimism.

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