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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