Monthly Archives: August 2013

Been Busy . . .

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted with my regular frequency lately.  I’ve been totally focused on trying to complete my new business book, The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture. As I mentioned in a previous blog, the task … Continue reading

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River Currents and Productive Careers

I was watching a documentary the other evening about a stream clean up effort on the Raritan River in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Orvis. It was both uplifting and educational at the same time. Take a look: One of the facts … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture, Backlash and the “bird’s nest” knot

While I am now a dedicated (my wife says rabid) flyfisher and rarely even touch a spinning reel or bait casting rig, I did grow up with both a Mitchell spinning reel and a wobbly, slightly out of balance level-wind … Continue reading

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Cost Creep . . .

Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.  – Author Unknown Every CFO knows about “cost creep”; the slow build up over time in the cost/revenue ratio.   And try … Continue reading

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Is This a Great Scam or What . . .?

Wherever there are customers paying for services, there will be those few who try to profit above and beyond the services provided through illegal scams.  A scam is a way to make extra money from a customer without them knowing … Continue reading

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If I Had Known It Would Be This Hard . . .

Over the years I have spoken to many entrepreneurs and most say the same thing: “If I had known it was going to be this hard, I never would have started my business!”  Yet, hard or not, frustrations or not, … Continue reading

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Book Promo Video . . . Almost Perfect

My first historical thriller novel was written while I was living in a 13th Century stone Chateau in the south of France several years ago.  The house had a magic of its own and it seems as if the carved … Continue reading

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