2018 Tesla Model 3

Boards

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Oversight: Tesla is in the news these days. Mainly because the majority owner, CEO and COB, Mr. Elon Musk, started a firestorm on Twitter.  From a startup point of view I find this company to be quite impressive. I now see a lot of Tesla vehicles in the wild. Ramp up of Model 3 seems to be out of production …

Expiry Date

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Use By: We’re all used to our perishable food coming with an expiry date. They take various forms such as: Sell by mm/dd/yyyy or Best if used by mm/dd/yyyy. And sometimes, they don’t say much of anything. There’s just a date and maybe some undecipherable lot code. It’s up to us to guess if the date is the expiration date. …

I See Pitchforks

Greed

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Greed and Pitchforks I was listening to podcasts as I was traveling around southern California in my car. I almost skipped the next playlist podcast when I heard the topic was The Seven Deadly Sins. They hooked me before I could safely move to the next podcast. I’m glad that I listened. According to the standard list, the seven deadly sins …

Decision To Do

Complexity and Decisions

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

The Complexity Part: (This is the third in a four-part series on how growing complexity is changing our lives.) And when it comes to decisions, complexity is indeed the byword. Not only do we have an overabundance of product choices but we also have an abundance of freedom in most areas of our life. For example, there are myriad choices …

contrary opinions

Contrary Opinions

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

In a safe environment, there is room for contrary opinions, and we hear those opinions. In a healthy and thriving organization, opposite views are not only heard, but they are also encouraged. Contrarians are not naysayers or doom-and-gloom people. They look at things differently! The Red Card Some organizations insist that there always be a contrary proposal—a devil’s advocate. They …