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Awkward Meetings – Volume I

The woman at the front of the room, closest to me, knew exactly what was going on, was loving every second of it, and was (mostly) silently laughing her ass off. At a recent working session with a client, we

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Posted in Careers, Everything, Marketing

Book Report: Zone to Win

“Each zone has its own distinctive dynamics—one for revenue performance in the current year, one for productivity initiatives to foster and fuel that that performance, one for incubating future innovations, and one for taking such innovations to scale. Each zone

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Posted in Books, Leadership, Management

Book Report: Co-Create

“So how do you get on the radar of someone who may not even be in the market for the value you offer? The only strategy you can actually control at this point is to ‘listen louder’ to identify when

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Book Report: The Confidence Game

“After reading this chapter, you will be intrigued by all of these forays with exceptionalism. But you will remain convinced that you, personally, have already properly taken them into consideration. Your present understanding of yourself and of the world around

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Book Report: Lost Science

Ferguson has really done a tremendous job researching her subjects and bringing them to life, including enough detail to make things very vivid without overwhelming the reader, and putting everything into context by explaining the focal scientist’s contemporaries, political environment,

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Doomed from Inception: The Horizon 2 Gap in the Real World

In case you’re not familiar with The Three Horizons Model of portfolio management, and how it maps to the Growth/Materiality Matrix, here’s a crash course: Horizon 1 refers to current businesses that generate today’s cash flow; investments made here are expected to

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Posted in Management, Marketing

Book Report: Natural Born Heroes

“For most of human history, the art of the hero wasn’t left up to chance; it was a multidisciplinary endeavor devoted to optimal nutrition, physical self-mastery, and mental conditioning. The hero’s skills were studied, practiced, and perfected, then passed along

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Posted in Books, Everything, Sports

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