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Your scary future, Part 4: the lady or the tiger?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

How would you decide? “The Lady, or the Tiger?” begins with a description of a “semi-barbaric” king who rules his kingdom with a heavy hand. [...]

Your scary future, Part 3: sense and sensibility

By | July 15th, 2014|Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Listen for a word: absolutely (and its kin: exactly, precisely, of course, no doubt, without question, totally, undoubtedly, clearly, utterly). How often do you hear [...]

Your scary future, Part 2: what kind of problem do you have?

By | July 6th, 2014|Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

You have had problems. You currently have problems and you will have problems. Our world has always been characterized by some degree of uncertainty and [...]

Your scary future, Part 1

By | June 23rd, 2014|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

We are moving from a world of problems, which demand speed, analysis, and elimination of uncertainty to solve – to a world of dilemmas which [...]

Is busy the new lazy?

By | April 23rd, 2014|Life, Thinking Differently|

I haven't posted here in months. I’ve been busy. Sound familiar? “I’ve been busy” or “I’m too busy.” A few months ago a good friend, [...]

Use context for better decision making

By | July 25th, 2013|Competence, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

A dear friend and mentor once told me, “Being a manager is easy: you make decisions. If you make a bad decision, you correct it [...]

Why you can’t have everything

By | May 15th, 2013|Life, Thinking Differently|

Picture a small boy in a candy store with a $20 bill in his pocket. As he looks around the store at all the wonderful [...]

Focus – just say no

By | December 1st, 2012|Competence, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Steve Jobs' biographer, Walter Issacson, tells how when Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 the company was producing a "random array of computers computers and [...]

Are you passionate or reasonable?

By | November 27th, 2012|Thinking Differently|

"There is great tension in the world, tension toward a breaking point, and men are unhappy and confused. At such a time it seems natural [...]

One question you should ask about next year

By | November 21st, 2012|Competence, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Have you noticed that things take time? Great things seem to take even longer. Nine months to get a child. Four years (+/-) to get [...]

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