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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 [...]

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 [...]

How current is your basis for competition?

By | February 3rd, 2011|Competence, Thinking Differently|

In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain wrote, “The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second best swordsman [...]

THINK!

By | January 30th, 2011|Competence, Leadership, Thinking Differently|

My boss had the corner office. From his lofty vantage point, with it's windowed walls, he could look out on a large section of the [...]

Change begins with inquiry

By | November 1st, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

My friend and colleague, Jim Kranzusch, is a chimp. I'm pretty sure he's always been a chimp. He has even turned "chimp" into a verb ("I [...]

No more presentations!

By | October 15th, 2010|Communication, Competence, Thinking Differently|

Years ago at IBM I was promoted to a job in division headquarters. It was a nice step up on the corporate ladder, a chance [...]

The best story wins

By | October 11th, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Things I Believe|

Monty Roberts is a horse whisperer. He is one of a few horse trainers that use specific methods to start horses rather than break them. [...]

If you could make God bleed…

By | October 6th, 2010|Character, Communication, Competence, Life|

"If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him... there will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come." [...]

Speak as if you’re right; listen as if you’re wrong

By | October 1st, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

Do you ever feel like you're arguing with idiots? Most of them actually aren't (idiots). Some probably are. For those, remember, "It is impossible to [...]

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