Monthly Archives: November 2012

Do You Really Understand Your Business?

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.     ~ Warren Buffett This may be a bold statement, but I am willing to bet that very few members of a senior executive team can fully articulate their current … Continue reading

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FASTBREAK Strategy Execution . . . An Introduction

(This is an excerpt from the introduction of my forthcoming book, FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution, which will be available in early Jan. 2013 on Amazon and Kindle) When I was in high school in the 1960s I … Continue reading

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If there is one word that describes November for me, it is WORK. I haven’t been able to develop a work life balance but am determined to do so in the coming days. I so miss…

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An Insightful Conference . . . Politics and Statesmanship

A politician thinks of the next election – a statesman of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke This past week I was invited to attend a conference in London sponsored by REFORM, an independent, UK charitable, non-party think tank whose mission is to … Continue reading

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Mr. Fixit, Again . . .

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. Dwight D. Eisenhower I don’t consider … Continue reading

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“Oxbridge” Interviews . . . And the 5 Why’s

This past Saturday I spend a couple of hours at my daughter’s high school in London conducting mock interviews for senior students applying to university.  They call them “Oxbridge” interviews since many of the students are applying to either Cambridge … Continue reading

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Real leadership and hope . . .

(I published this post over a year and a half ago and it has proven to be one of the most popular.  If you enjoy it, pass it along, and hopefully we can all find ways to make a difference.) … Continue reading

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