Tag Archives: Consulting

Why Corporate Culture is Like Concrete

“They swore by concrete. They built for eternity.” ― Gunter Grass Concrete is the most widely used building material, by tonnage, in the world today. And it’s not a modern building material either. The first known use of concrete was some … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.                   – Eric Johnston Thanks to Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard University and his 1997 landmark … Continue reading

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Pirates, Then and Now . . .Bad Company (my new thriller novel)

In my mind far too much attention is focused on big business.  Politicians pander to them, make concessions to appease them, skew the tax laws in their favor and allow them to manipulate their balance sheets with offshore investments, R&D … Continue reading

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Consultants heal 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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