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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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Building Your Corporate Culture: One Critical Practice

One of the most overlooked drivers of corporate culture is employee selection.  Think about it.  What if you could identify and hire individuals who fit not only the job requirements, but also the culture requirements?  In other words, people who … Continue reading

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Cultural Drift

Change happens, whether we force it or ignore it! I clearly remember my second year in college sitting in a marine geology class and discussing the then revolutionary topic of continental drift. After decades of theories and much scoffing at … Continue reading

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Culture Change . . . Are You Nuts?

One fine day, not long ago, after comparing his company’s stock price against a peer group, the Chief Executive descended from on high and gathered his trustworthy Vice Presidents around him. “Hear ye all. I command ye to reshape our corporate … Continue reading

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Leadership. Is there an App for that?

There’s an app for just about everything these days. Some of them are useful, such as an alarm clock app, GPS map apps, email apps, Passbook for storing airline boarding passes and concert tickets, The Economist app for international insights, … Continue reading

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World Strategy Summit: Abu Dhabi, UAE

This coming week, Nov. 17-19, 2015 I will be participating in the World Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I will be a keynote speaker alongside Tom Peters, Gary Hamel and Rene Mauborgne. Tom Peters co-authored one of the top … Continue reading

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Culture Change is not an initiative . . .

“When the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”   ~Jack Welch There is a huge misconception at all levels of the business world that culture change … Continue reading

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