Monthly Archives: February 2014

Corporate Culture is like a Fossil

Very interesting for an old duffer like me to try his hand at something new. If I don’t do that once in a while, I might just turn into a fossil, you know!  ~Norman Rockwell A fossil is a unique … Continue reading

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The Pain of Hidden Agendas . . .

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The older I get, the more I can learn from my past mistakes … Continue reading

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The No. 1 Leadership Success Principle

If you are a scientist, then critical thinking is probably the big key to success.  If you are a salesperson, listening skills probably rate very high. If you are a doctor, compassion seems to be the foundation for success. So, … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture, Mergers and Acquisitions

What’s the best approach to acquisition integration? Depending on whom you ask you will get very different replies, and some of the best advice comes from those who have bought and integrated dozens of organizations in their careers. A group … Continue reading

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Another Lesson From Mother Nature

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.  ~Charles Darwin In 1975 I left behind my Ph.D. degree in marine biology … Continue reading

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“Fatbergs” and The Culture of Banking

Recently one of the London papers ran an article about how grease, baby wipes and other gunk is clogging up the sewers under London, significantly reducing the flow of water and sewage to treatment plants.  The clogged pipes and sewers … Continue reading

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Wisdom From My Daughter . . .

(I wrote this post three years ago, but the wisdom of children is timeless.  Feel free to pass it to others who might need a gentle nudge and reminder! Besides, Valentine’s Day is coming.) My young daughter sensed that I … Continue reading

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