Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why I Have Stopped Eating Farmed Salmon . . .

As a dedicated (my wife would say “fanatic”) flyfisherman, I love to fish and I also enjoy eating fish.  To me there is nothing better than fresh or saltwater fish poached, pan-fried, or even “sashimi style” (a taste acquired many … Continue reading

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Strategy+Culture: A New LinkedIn Group

About two months or so ago I started a LinkedIn Group, Strategy+Culture.  This is a fully managed group, with an independent manager to facilitate discussions and help keep the topics on track.  Currently we have over 1,000 members and the … Continue reading

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Saving the Bats . . . The Bat Hotel

Bats are pretty amazing little mammals and great to have around our country house.  They not only devour insects like mosquitos and gnats, which are a major nuisance when eating outside on the terrace in the evenings, but they also … Continue reading

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Just Published! FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution

“Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood … Continue reading

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Leadership Think Time . . .

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.  ~Abraham Lincoln I am always amazed, and a little saddened, as I observe how hectic the average day is for most … Continue reading

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Screwed by Amazon.com?

Ever since Amazon.com began I have been an ardent supporter as a customer.  Fast, efficient, limitless titles, easy shopping experience.  I purchase all my books through Amazon, and even some non-book items.  I am an Amazon Prime member. They seem … Continue reading

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A Valentine Discovery . . .

Be thankful for the bad things that happen in life, For they open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before. This has been a very frustrating couple of weeks.  The weather is cold, damp and overcast.  My daughter … Continue reading

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There is only one corporate asset – the customer!

You can dress up a pig, but in the end it is still a pig! After 35 years in business consulting working across multiple industries and numerous geographic regions, I have come to the conclusion that I am not a … Continue reading

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“Is Strategy Killing Your Business?” guest blog by Christiane Wuillamie

There is no strategy without execution,and there is no execution without leadership. Strategies are meant to carry companies onwards and upwards to lofty performance and competitive advantage.  Sadly, in the majority of firms, big and small, strategies are rarely delivered … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage . . . Pavol Breslik

A long time ago, when I was in High School, I read the book, Profiles in Courage by President John F. Kennedy.  The book profiled the acts of courage displayed by eight US Senators in doing “what was right” rather … Continue reading

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