Monthly Archives: October 2012

Growing Up and Experiential Learning . . .

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~ Chili Davis If I really stretch my little grey cells and concentrate I can just remember what it was like being 13 years old.  It’s hazy, but some of the emotions … Continue reading

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Doing The Right Thing . . .

Like most people with access to television or the internet I watched in fascination and horror at the impact of the tsunami on Japan.  I had never witnessed such a powerfully destructive force of nature.  I was saddened about the … Continue reading

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Learning to Cuss . . .

After a long week of travel to the US with even longer days of meetings, I was definitely in need of a “mood lift”.  And thanks to my good friend and fishing companion, John Green from Yorkshire, my week ended … Continue reading

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In the beginning was the Word . . .

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.   -Napoleon Hill There is much talk lately about corporate culture and its impact on business and … Continue reading

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Pirates, Then and Now . . .Bad Company (my new thriller novel)

In my mind far too much attention is focused on big business.  Politicians pander to them, make concessions to appease them, skew the tax laws in their favor and allow them to manipulate their balance sheets with offshore investments, R&D … Continue reading

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Then . . . and Now

A lot has changed over the past several hundred years.  What comes to most of our minds when we think about how humans have changed has to do with technology – air travel, space travel, cars, mobile phones, television, computers, … Continue reading

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Business as Usual – Not!

This week my new thriller novel was published on Amazon Kindle US and UK. This is my third thriller novel and I am excited to introduce a new character, Jack Christian.  I believe you will find Jack the type of … Continue reading

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What Am I Missing Here?

I recently read an article relating to book publishing which stated that for the first time, Amazon Kindle eBook sales surpassed the sales of Amazon printed books.  In essence, readers are now buying more ebooks from Amazon than all hardcovers … Continue reading

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Your Past is not Your Future . . .

Consider the following scenario: Two young ladies come out of a restaurant late at night and start walking towards the parking garage a few blocks up.  Only a few streetlights are working and it is very dark. It has been raining … Continue reading

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Too Close to See Clearly . . .

Having just finished the first draft of my latest business book, FastBreak: The CEOs Guide to Strategy Execution, I am now at the part I hate the most, editing and revising.  I’ve exhausted the bulk of my creativity over the … Continue reading

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