Fail Your Way to Success

There was a great article this past weekend in the Wall Street Journal written by Scott Adams, (aka Mr. Dilbert), about his viewpoint on goals, passion, systems and “failing to success.” He’s completely against the first two and for the last two. “Forget passion. Goals … Read more

Is America Out of Ideas??

I have seen a couple of interesting articles recently about innovation and whether or not America is “tapped out” in the realms of creativity and invention. The first was “Is America Out of Ideas?” by Daniel Gross. The second was, “Cultural Revolution,” from The Economist. … Read more

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

On a recent business trip to the East Coast, I was struck with how each company involved was successful but in very different ways from one another. While on the trip, I also ran across this article that basically throws out a lot of commonly … Read more

Why Stories Work in Business

When trying to explain your product or service to someone, do you rely on a conversation about features and benefits? Conventional marketing wisdom says this is important to do. However, a recent Lifehacker article explains why this might NOT be the best way to engage … Read more

What’s In a Name?

It turns out, quite a bit. Just look at all the excitement this week about the name of the new royal baby. More than $2.4MM+ was bet in the UK alone about what it would be. In this case, history and continuity into the future … Read more

Where Have All the Entrepreneurs Gone?

I was surprised to read the front page article in the WSJ this week entitled “Risk-Averse Culture Infects US workers, Entrepreneurs.” It goes on to talk about the decline in new business starts, investment in new business, fewer jobs created by entrepreneurial businesses, and lack … Read more

What Gets Measured Gets Done

I was intrigued by a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Bill Gates entitled “My plan to fix the world’s biggest problems…what’s missing is often good measurement and a commitment to follow the data…” Actually I had to laugh because it is just that … Read more

I’m Baaack!

After a 4.5 year hiatus at Vistage corporate, I’m back to what I love most. Working with entrepreneurs. Helping Leaders discover and execute what they already know so they can be more effective in business and in life. Helping them step away from the business … Read more