Devotion to Doers and Doings

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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The Positive Impact Of Kind Words

As a senior level executive, you can have a profound affect on everyone in your organization. I was reminded of that today when I was talking with a friend and colleague and told him that I had an offer for a partnership within a particular group….

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Comfort Zone

It takes courage to collaborate: being willing to let go of ego, share the spoils of success, recover from someone else’s failures, and to let others influence your vision.

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Be Yourself

As I come down from the holidays, I was thinking about all of the family I was around and reflecting how much I enjoyed it. At the same time, in many instances I also felt a sense of disappointment. I had to reflect on this…

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Aspire Higher

Do you aspire to accomplish incredible things? I was talking to a colleague recently about a mutual acquaintance who is an extremely successful Elon Musk-type of person. He has created a significant company, incredible wealth  and notoriety. (I am going to keep his identity confidential, but…

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