Monthly Archives: August 2011

We should all be ashamed . . .

“There’s a great future in plastics, my boy”.  -The Graduate I must confess, modern life is pretty convenient and rather enjoyable.  No more grooming and feeding horses just to get from point A to B.  No more shopping every day in order … Continue reading

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Inititiative Overload and Strategic Alignment

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”   ~Henry Ford Every time I conduct senior executive interviews prior to a major consulting engagement I hear complaints about initiative overload.  More often than not a bleary-eyed executive looks at me, shakes her … Continue reading

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Duke, the cat . . . focus and discipline

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  ~Mark Twain My brother has a young cat named Duke.  This is one amazing little cat.  First of all he is extremely … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Barracuda

There is an elusive species of saltwater game fish much prized by fly fishers the world over, called the Permit. It’s scientific name is Trachinotus falcatus and is found around tropical and subtropical reefs where it forages in the shallow … Continue reading

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Charlie and the Fishermen . . .

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. –Thoreau In 2001 Hurricane Iris, a Category 4 monster, roared through the southern Yucatan Peninsula and slammed into the tiny coastal country … Continue reading

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On holiday . . . Fishing

I’m on holiday this week fishing in Belize. New posts coming soon Tight Lines . . .

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A Call to Baby Boomers . . .

‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.’ –  Shakespeare’s Henry V, Act III, 1598. The years between 1946 and 1964 produced a remarkable generation, the post-war Baby Boomers, who have made substantial positive contributions to the world economy, … Continue reading

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