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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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A Timeless Truth . . . MBWA

There are a handful of people who truly make a difference in our lives. Our parents leave an indelible impression that lasts a lifetime and determines our initial outlook on life and our learned values. But as we grow and … Continue reading

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Mr. Fixit . . .

I will admit I grew up a while ago and the evidence is that I remember a TV show in the 50’s and early 60’s called Mr. Fixit.  In just a 15 minute slot, Mr. Fixit would show how to … 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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Reblog: Culture eats Strategy ? ? ?

(I wrote this blog about culture a while ago, but with all the talk about banking and bank culture in the news, I thought it might be of interest and helpful) A culture of discipline is not a principle of … Continue reading

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Culture Eats Strategy ? ? ?

A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness – Jim Collins Recently Fast Company.com magazine published an article entitled Culture Eats Strategy. The article, quoting the phenomenal success of such companies as Zappos, … Continue reading

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