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Is Business Advice from the 19th and 20th Century Still Valid in the Internet Age?

There is no question that we are currently in an age when the fundamental economics of business success are being rewritten almost daily.  The internet and 24/7 connectivity, coupled with global transparency and compounded by breakneck technological advances in all fields have made … Continue reading

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Is Your Corporate Culture a Poorly Dubbed Movie?

I enjoy watching films, I guess it’s the escapism into a new world, getting inside the lives of new characters, and being carried along by the storyline.  As Robert McKee, one of the gurus of screen writing likes to say, … Continue reading

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Seeing Beyond the Horizon and Strategic Leadership

The choice between right and wrong is easy; it’s the choice between two rights that takes real courage! I left my Ph.D. degree in marine biology in the mid-70′s to pursue a career in business but to this day I am … Continue reading

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Does Ford Still Need Alan Mulally?

The final countdown is fast approaching for Microsoft to announce its successor to CEO Steve Ballmer and the speculation is intense.  While Ford CEO Alan Mulally seems to be most experienced candidate and a proven turnaround leader, the big concern … Continue reading

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The Culture of Banking is Broken . . . An Example

Everywhere I turn the press and critics are talking about how the culture of big banking in the UK is broken.  They blame the culture on all sorts of ills, from greed to lack of respect for diversity to the … Continue reading

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Looking Over the Horizon and Strategic Leadership

The choice between right and wrong is easy; it’s the choice between two rights that takes real courage! I left marine biology in the mid-70’s to pursue a career in business but to this day I am still fascinated by … Continue reading

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