Monthly Archives: May 2012

Competitive Advantage

If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.     Jack Welch All businesses have a limited amount of money and people, and competitive wisdom is the ability to use those precious assets wisely. The same is true for … Continue reading

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I’m Grateful . . . Finally

Gratitude is nature’s natural lubricant.  Life flows a lot easier with a healthy dose of gratitude. I used to be a critic.  A serious critic. An Olympic-scale critic. Almost featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. I could find … Continue reading

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Learning a Life Lesson, The Painful Way . . .

Life is a harsh teacher.  It gives the test first and the lesson afterwards. I was inspired to create this post after reading a posting from one of my favourite bloggers, David  Kanigan (Lead, Learn, Live).  I honestly can’t recall … Continue reading

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Why the Eurozone is Failing . . .

It will not be possible to solve the current crisis with euro bonds. ~Angela Merkel  A long time ago (at least it seems like it), April 2000 to be exact, I wrote and published a book on the emergence of … Continue reading

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Traffic Signs, “Personalising” Data and Strategy Execution

Yes, Officer.  I did see the speed limit sign.  I just didn’t see you! I’ve been reading about the impact of traffic signs that show motorists their speed.  These are often put up in residential areas or construction zones.  The … Continue reading

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Leaders Avoiding Leadership

                 “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ― Ayn Rand A few posts ago I commented on how bankruptcy seems to be a new form of business strategy … Continue reading

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Firefighting . . .

“If I had an hour to save the world,  I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions”                -Albert Einstein I was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Logging … Continue reading

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