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Tag: Sustainability

The Thing About Risks

March 29, 2017 0 Comments
The Thing About Risks

Business is a risk. The trick is to figure out how to measure the risk. Then to do what we can to mitigate the risk. And finally to decide if the return on the investment (ROI) for taking the risk is positive in our minds. Insurance companies are, of course, in the business of doing […]

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Danger in the Comfort Zone

February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Danger in the Comfort Zone

Pushed Out of the Comfort Zone: Lately I’ve observed a lot of folks being dragged out of their comfort zones. Some are finding the huge change in our political environment to be unsettling. And some are perplexed over the many issues around perceived changes in our social values. A great deal of discomfort is due […]

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Trust – Up, Down and Across the Organization

January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Trust – Up, Down and Across the Organization

The issue of trust in organizations came up several times during the last two months (of last year). I am working with a couple of new executives and so we had not been through the conversation at that point. And I was reminded of this again when I saw a list of the “Six T’s” […]

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Employment Trending to Zero?

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Employment Trending to Zero?

Recently I attended TEDx Orange Coast. As always, this was an exciting and challenging conference with many “ideas worth spreading.” [Links to the talks won’t be available for a while, so I’ll update this post when they are.] For example, Nanea Reeves presented a view of why women may be struggling to gain their fair […]

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Book Review: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

April 7, 2014
Book Review: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

I found this book to be fascinating since I’ve spent my professional life in and around technology companies. Even today while most of the business leaders I work with are not directly in the technology business, all are using and are affected by technology. So I’m still into technology up to my neck. The Second […]

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Conscious Capitalism

April 4, 2013
Conscious Capitalism

There seems to be a big movement towards businesses being more “compassionate,” “conscious,” and/or “triple bottom line oriented.” Maybe it’s the chaotic times causing everyone to be looking for meaning. I’m sure there are many, many books out there on the subject of developing meaning in chaotic times. A few have crossed my desk in […]

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Building In Sustainability . . .

October 26, 2012
Building In Sustainability . . .

Depending on what data you chose to quote, something like 9 out of 10 businesses started fail within 5 years. I’m sure there are myriad reasons for those failures. Of interest to me are the ones that survive and how they fare beyond survival. Some businesses are decidedly “lifestyle” in that the owner/founder has no […]

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Leadership Lessons From the Gulf – Part II.

July 1, 2010
Leadership Lessons From the Gulf – Part II.

Many years ago I heard the statement made that “corporate staff is like body fat. You have to have some in order to survive. But the goal is to have as little as possible.” I think the same is true of Government.

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Book Review: What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

March 21, 2010
Book Review: What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell has once again hit a home run. This book is a compendium of articles, some written for the New Yorker Magazine, available on Gladwell’s web site, and I believe it will be another bestselling book. Gladwell’s unique way of viewing and interpreting data reveals truths about our society which tend to “blow away” the […]

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Innovate your products or your business?

January 14, 2010
Innovate your products or your business?

An article on what will make us successful in the new economy – maybe! What are the foundations we use to launch products and services?

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