Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Google Plus Pages Connect on LinkedIn Professional Mentors, Advisors and Coaches: Join Our LinkedIn Group

Strategy

What About Tomorrow?

July 6, 2016 0 Comments
What About Tomorrow?

It is well accepted in the business world that if you aren’t growing, you’re dying. Meaning, you cannot rest on your laurels for any significant length of time. So what about the future? Will you wait to be disrupted? Will you disrupt yourself? Will you be the disruptor to competitors? Garry Ridge, CEO of WD40, […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Milton Friedman Is Wrong

October 21, 2015 0 Comments
Milton Friedman Is Wrong

I think he has always been wrong, but then, legally, he was more right than I. Friedman once said in a 1970 NY Times Magazine article that “businesses’ sole purpose is to generate profit for shareholders.” The title of that article is “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits.” My understanding of […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Grasping at Smoke.

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Grasping at Smoke.

It’s the vision thing. You know, that BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal). That Yonder Star. Trying to put that feeling, emotion and passion into a short meaningful statement is like grasping at smoke. You can’t ever quite catch it. Yet it is critical to do so to make sure your organization knows why it exists. A long […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Book Review: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

April 27, 2007
Book Review: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

My Vistage Chief Executive Group has decided to give this book a go and discuss its applicability to our businesses. So below are the reviews published on Amazon. From Publishers Weekly Kim and Mauborgne’s blue ocean metaphor elegantly summarizes their vision of the kind of expanding, competitor-free markets that innovative companies can navigate. Unlike “red […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Book Review: Strategic Thinking by Bill Birnbaum

May 2, 2004
Book Review: Strategic Thinking by Bill Birnbaum

When I received this book from Mr. Birnbaum, I was immediately excited, intrigued, and impatient to get to the reading. For several years now, I’ve been working with Bill on various projects for the Association of Professional Consultants and I’ve had the pleasure of reading his bi-monthly Newsletter. So I was familiar with his writing […]

Share

Continue Reading »