Iditarod Leadership

Book Review: Iditarod Leadership by Chris Fuller

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Chris Fuller has written a “lessons learned” leadership book based on his Alaskan adventure training as a dog sled musher. The structure of Iditarod Leadership is both interesting and quite useful for review. Fuller speaks of “taking notes in a small notebook” while learning the ins and outs of mushing. Those “notes” appear at the end of chapters summarizing the lessons learned. …

IBL and Common Law Organizations

There Are Two Kinds of Companies

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

MBA vs Relationship Business For a long time I’ve been talking about there being only two kinds of companies. I started out calling them Number Businesses and Family Businesses. That got some blank stares and a few folks were a bit offended when I referred to their companies as a “Family Business.” They insisted that “No, we run a tight ship here.” …


IPNB and Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is an interdisciplinary attempt to unify all branches of science to define what the human “mind” actually is. The science disciplines involved include: Anthropology, Biology (developmental, evolution, genetics, zoology), Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Developmental Psychopathology, Linguistics, Neuroscience (affective, cognitive, developmental, social), Mathematics, Mental Health, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychology (cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, experimental, of religion, social, attachment theory, memory), …

It Matters What We Believe - Sophia Lyon Fahs

It Matters What YOU Believe

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

I have the privilege of working with a couple of business incubators and several start up company founders. The founders are sometimes surprised when I suggest that they must pay attention to leadership now, not later. They are even more surprised and usually totally unprepared to talk about their own fundamental organizing principles. It “all” starts with fundamental organizing principles (FOPs). Those …

Contingent Workers


Dave Kinnear 2-Jobs & Tech

Contingent: 1.) subject to chance. 2.) occurring or existing only if certain other circumstances are the case; dependent on. “Tucked away in the pages of a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is a startling statistic: 40.4% of the U.S. workforce is now made up of contingent workers—that is, people who don’t have what we traditionally consider secure …