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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 [...]

Which questions best describe your view of customers?

By | November 19th, 2012|Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Superficially, customer insight is "the collection, deployment and interpretation of information that allows a business to acquire, develop and retain their customers." "Superficially?" Yes. The pursuit [...]

The Organizational Hunger Games

By | April 26th, 2012|Character, Leadership, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

In the movie, The Hunger Games, North America has been destroyed by some unknown apocalyptic event and the nation of Panem exists in its place. [...]

Political correctness is killing business

By | April 18th, 2012|Life, Thinking Differently|

Top photo: Dad on left in "Ol' B29" amtrac. Bottom: Dad marked with "x" - "Chow time on Saipan" Click on picture to enlarge. [...]

Who do you trust?

By | April 2nd, 2012|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

We encounter people in life who give us – with the best of intentions – advice and counsel that is inherently biased. In the 1967 [...]

When you look, what do you see?

By | January 6th, 2012|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

Have you seen this email? It has been making the rounds for a while: A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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