Monthly Archives: January 2012

Culture Eats Strategy ? ? ?

A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness – Jim Collins Recently Fast magazine published an article entitled Culture Eats Strategy. The article, quoting the phenomenal success of such companies as Zappos, … Continue reading

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense . . .

Since when did bankruptcy become a strategy? Declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to solve poor business performance seems to be a growing trend, especially among the US airlines.  The recent news release of the Chapter 11 filing by American … Continue reading

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A Return to the Opera

In a recent post we were exploring what business leaders can learn from an opera conductor (The CEO and the Opera). Today let’s explore the second business leadership principle, courtesy of Conductor Ed Garner and the English National Opera as … Continue reading

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The CEO and the Opera

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings”  -Ed Gardner As many of my readers know, my 12 year old daughter, Stephanie, plays the violin.  Guiding and supporting her as she learns … Continue reading

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The Hidden Dimension of Strategy Validation

The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism. ~Paul Ricoeur It is too often the sad truth that the only way we find out whether a strategy was good or bad is … Continue reading

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More Performance Platforms

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.  ~Yogi Berra As you probably know from my previous blogs, my daughter plays the violin and with learning any instrument or perfecting any skill comes practice. … Continue reading

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2011 Flyfishing and Environmental posts in review

Time is but a stream I go a fishing in.   Thoreau Each year I try to get in a few “adventure” flyfishing trips to some interesting place on the globe where the country is wild and the fishing rugged. … Continue reading

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