Sell is a four letter word.

“Sell” is a 4 letter word . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’ve done my own unofficial and totally unscientific survey and have become “firmly convinced” that if you are selling you are failing. This is a recurring theme and with the downturn in confidence in the retail economy, it seems as though this will not go away any time soon. Yet, people keep “pushing information” onto customers (that means advertising, selling, …

Network Equipment

Our obligation to learn . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

It’s a problem. Perhaps you were “slow” to adapt to technology. Maybe you really don’t understand this stuff on the internet, e-mail, web sites, Blogs, Facebook and now Google +. Somehow though, because of business or your kids’ pushing you to join Facebook, you are “hooked.” It’s worse than you think. You now have an obligation to learn how to …

Provisional Truths, Skepticism

Show me an uncertain Neanderthal and . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’ll show you a DEAD Neanderthal. Our brains are evolving quickly and not quickly enough. We no longer have to worry about deciding quickly between saber-toothed tiger and hunger or choose between the “four F’s” (Flight, Fight, Food and, uh . . . Mate). But our brains are still more comfortable deciding quickly and with having certainty rather than uncertainty. …

Where are you headed?

So what’s next for your business?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I was chatting with a client yesterday and of course things turned to business. He offered that things were actually starting to “loosen up” for him and that his customers were actually starting to invest again. How that investment is going was of interest. His customers aren’t hiring full time employees. They are investing in productivity and cost reduction projects. As …

Bob Berman, "The Sun's Heartbeat"

The Sun, the Future and your business problems . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

The sun makes my point. What point? I have been known to make the statement that “the universe is indifferent and knowable.” I usually am prompted to make that little observation when someone is complaining about how things aren’t “fair,” or how they have been “mistreated.” Generally, I shrug, make my statement and suggest that the only way to get …

Google Plus takes the web by storm

The Googleplex strikes . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Could Google Plus (G+ or Google+ for short) be your one stop shop for Social Media? Personally, I’m thinking the answer is yes, even at this early stage of development. Well, okay, perhaps with the exception of LinkedIn. First, this is truly a beta release and is also being released in viral fashion. Presently, one can only join G+ (shorthand for Google …