Yearly Archives: 2011

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Your momentum is taking you somewhere. Take notice.

By | December 20th, 2011|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

The first time I saw people shooting pool (playing pocket billiards) I was hooked. Perhaps is was having seen The Hustler with Jackie Gleason as "Minnesota [...]

Leader, are you tired?

By | November 7th, 2011|Character, Competence, Leadership, Life|

The business owners and senior managers I know who are really good leaders are frequently tired. It’s a good tired, but tired nonetheless. It’s a [...]

Sadness in the Steve Jobs biography

By | October 24th, 2011|Character, Competence, Life|

Today, Walter Issacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs will be released to the general public. Many interesting "leaks" from pre-lease copies have been published over the past [...]

The US economic problems will improve…

By | October 14th, 2011|Competence, Life, Strategy|

Or not. At least one organization (the Economic Cycle Research Institute, ECRI) with an exceptionally good track record says another recession may already be here. [...]

Leadership and unconditional love

By | October 3rd, 2011|Leadership, Life|

A little over three years ago we decided to add a dog to our family. My wife is a city girl and I'm a country [...]

Strategy has no voice

By | July 26th, 2011|Competence, Strategy|

During a recent conversation a good friend of mine, a business leader, said, "Strategy is the biggest waste of time I can imagine. Nothing ever [...]

Strategic failure: when your strategy takes a hit

By | July 11th, 2011|Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

When the  conversation heads towards professional boxing, it frequently involves the heavyweight division. These are the people who have the potential for a sudden, surprising [...]

Moral Courage

By | April 13th, 2011|Character, Leadership, Life, Thinking Differently|

“I did not get on the bus to get arrested.  I got on the bus to go home.” - Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, [...]

Business models matter

By | March 9th, 2011|Competence, Strategy, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

"There was a time not so long ago when giants roamed the countryside. Enormous smoke-belching, fire-breathing giants that roared like rolling thunder as they tore [...]

Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?

By | March 3rd, 2011|Competence, Life, Strategy|

Things change. Whether we like it or not, things change. Our approach to change matters a great deal as to whether or not change is [...]

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