Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thank You Yellow Dog

Necessity is the mother of invention The outdoors is hard on equipment, and flyfishing gear is no exception. Rods get broken, reels get dropped and bent or full of sand and dirt, flies get lost to snags in the river, … Continue reading

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ATVs and Strategy Execution

The ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), or Quad Bike as they are commonly known, has revolutionized the world of the outdoorsman. Whether it is hunting, ranching or farm chores, the ATV has become the overwhelming choice for personal transportation and work in … Continue reading

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Special Free eBook Download – FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution

To every person there comes in their lifetime that special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy … Continue reading

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A Fisherman and his Stuff

Yesterday I took off from London for Argentina and a two week fishing trip with my friend, Bruce, who lives in the US. Bruce and I have been fishing a few times before, and always to places far away from … Continue reading

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Old Dogs, New Tricks, and Management Effectiveness

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80.  ~Henry Ford Last month I took the written test for my UK driver’s license.  Now I have been driving since I was 16 years old, that’s nearly 5 decades, and … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and More about Choices . . .

“Choose wisely, my son!” There is a particularly poignant scene in the third Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where the ancient Knight guarding the Holy Grail (Christ’s drinking cup or chalice) admonishes the Nazi treasure hunter … Continue reading

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Dealing with “Breakdowns”: Houston, We have a problem!

Apollo 13 was the third manned Apollo moon landing mission. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970 but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module upon which the lives of the astronauts depended. … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Economy to Bounce Back?

This past week I attended two conferences in London, one as a panel speaker and the other in the audience.  They were both great conferences and the topics focused on the economy and the role of Non-Executive members of the … Continue reading

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FASTBREAK now a Kindle eBook

Announcement: My recent business book:  FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution, is now a Kindle eBook and can be easily downloaded to the iPad or PC (with free Kindle app) or to your Kindle reader from both Amazon.com and … Continue reading

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Consultant, Change Thyself . . .

Here’s one of my favourite consultant jokes . . . A patient was at her doctor’s office after undergoing a complete physical examination. The doctor said, “I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live.” … Continue reading

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