Business From A to Z

Can Social Media Help Change The World?

I really like social media. As a way of interacting with consumers (and even family and friends) it is fresh and modern. The immediacy of it is undeniable, even though I struggle with the idea that we should all put down our phones and talk…

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What’s Your Value Proposition In One Sentence?

Our innovation group recently put a powerpoint together that turned out to be over 60 slides — not by our choice, but at the client’s request. My point here is, by the time you get to 60 slides, I think you start to get more…

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Could Bad News Be A Good Thing?

Looking at the state of the world today, it is tempting to focus on the almost daily drum beat of bad news. Okay, yes, the world can be a difficult and dangerous place, but I think being positive and sending out positive vibrations is more…

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Sustainability And Economic Viability Should Go Hand-In-Hand

I was reminded recently that the term “commercially sustainable” describes an enterprise or organization that either has the means or is generating sufficient profits to live another day. To me this is a critical component of sustainability. In essence, it means that if an initiative…

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Tough Situation? Hang Loose!

Recently, while staying in an upscale hotel in Houston, an elevator got stuck with a bellman trapped inside. The fire department was called to free him, and they used some equipment I had never seen before. In fact, I had never observed anything quite like this…

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Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed?

You’ve no doubt heard people in business attempt to anticipate what the next breakthrough idea will be. But what they probably should be wondering is: who will be responsible for developing the next such idea? That’s because new ideas are being generated every day, and…

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Activism through Capitalism

We should be driving activism through the capitalistic system. This started gelling in my mind as “Activism through Capitalism.”

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The Difference Between Providence And Leadership

Today I was talking with a colleague who helps me think through complex issues regarding my life and work. We talked about a couple of major deals that I am involved in and the right approach to make sure these opportunities have the maximum impact…

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Don’t Be Narrow and Rigid

The other day I was in a meeting with someone I really like. He is the Founder/CEO of a great company which is doing great things. What I did notice though is that this CEO is getting tired and his view of the industry he…

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