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Corporate Culture as an IED

“The greatest producer of casualties on the battlefield in the 20th century was artillery, and my assessment is the IED is the artillery of the 21st century,”  ~Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero An IED is an Improvised Explosive Device, or in simple … Continue reading

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

As some of you know, one of my other “jobs” besides business consulting and advisory on strategy execution, leadership and corporate culture, is writing thriller novels.  And there is plenty of inspiration to be found for a fast paced thriller … Continue reading

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Game Over !

First we shape our institutions, and afterwards they shape us!  ~Winston Churchill After a particularly tough day, the chief executive of a major corporation came home exhausted. A barrage of crises and questions assaulted him all day. Some of these … Continue reading

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Leadership and the American University of Beirut

In 1968 I spent my junior year of college at the American University of Beirut.  For those of  you who don’t remember, Beirut, Lebanon was once aptly described at the “Paris of the Middle East” and was by far the … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture . . .

We live in a world of double standards (I understand it’s impossible to be totally fair)but  it seems to be getting worse. Here’s something I really don’t understand.  It seems that the law is applied very differently to corporations, especially … Continue reading

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Doing The Right Thing . . .

Like most people with access to television or the internet I watched in fascination and horror at the impact of the tsunami on Japan.  I had never witnessed such a powerfully destructive force of nature.  I was saddened about the … Continue reading

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Thrilling Summer Reading from John Childress

“Sentence first, verdict afterwards.”  Lewis Carroll If you are going on holiday this summer, or just staying around the comforts of home and looking for a thrilling summer read, check out my new novels on Amazon.Kindle (and other e-book retailers) … Continue reading

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