Blog Archives

Book Report: Escape Velocity

“What if there is some hidden force that is working against your best efforts? What if this force is operating inside your own company, with the full support of your executive team, your board of directors, your investors, and indeed

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Management

Book Report: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Nobody cares. And they are right not to care. A great reason for failing won’t preserve one dollar for your investors, won’t save one employee’s job, or get you one new customer. It especially won’t make you feel one bit

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Management

Book Report: The Lean Startup

“All these activities in a well-run traditional organization offer incremental benefit for incremental effort. As long as we are executing the plan well, hard work yields results. However, these tools for product improvement do not work the same way for

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Books, Everything, Management

Book Report: Deep Thinking

“Our attitude matters, and not because we can stop the march of technological prowess even if we wanted to, but because our perspective on disruption affects how well prepared for it we will be. There is plenty of room between

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Books, Everything, Math and Science

What’s Your Problem? A talk by Larry Smith.

“If the machines are doing the routine work, then humans must do the non-routine work. To be an innovator, you need to talk about unsolved, important problems.” – University of Waterloo Professor, Larry Smith Last night I joined two former colleagues,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Careers, Leadership

The Meeting for Innovation

“A real invention meeting is a collective gathering that produces ideas which none of the participants would have had individually.” – David Pearl In The Reasons Why People Meet, I introduced seven different types of meeting. In this post, we examine

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, Management

Competitive and Market Intelligence: Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation

“The military are excellent planners; the private sector are great at execution. There are strengths and limitations of both paradigms, and we can learn so much by talking to each other.” – Retired Maj. Gen. David Fraser At last night’s Communitech

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, Management

Enter your email address and get posts delivered straight to your inbox.

Archives