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iPhones and Airlines

Some companies have a clear idea of what they want to produce and who they are producing it for. In other words, they’ve created their own culture.

Apple is one of these companies. Their designs have been revolutionary (take the …

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Vision of Small Business

Vision of Small Business Over the Next Decade – The Intuit Future of Small Business Series is an ongoing research study sponsored by Intuit and led by the Institute for the Future and Emergent Research. The research

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The Beauty of Ugly

I just received a retail catalog in the mail. You know the kind – the one with trashy jewelry, unbecoming apparel, and Read More

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Gut Check on Ethics

I belong to a professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, which was founded in 1904 in part to promote and advance ethics in business.

Over the years I served in leadership, and subsequently we have continued to wrestle with ethics …

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Adapting to Change

Clay Shirky recently wrote a great article on Cato Unbound. What he describes in the news industry is a mirror of what has happened in music. However, my take is that the “established,” which has consolidated over the last 30 …

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Do you wear the shoes of change?

And influence others to follow in your footsteps? 5 reasons many leaders fail to have lasting impact on employees
Only 20% of leaders truly influence workers in a way that lasts, research indicates. Some leaders lack influence because they don’t


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Develop your own Stimulus Package

Now is the time to develop and focus your promotional efforts to create your own stimulus package and grow your business. Don’t cut off your future by hunkering down and forgetting to promote for tomorrow. Whether it is your word-of-mouth …

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Pixar Wins With Up

Pixar has done it again! With great story tellers and consistent delivery, they have continued their movie success with Up.

No doubt, one of the reasons Pixar scores so high with their movies is that they are dedicated to creating …

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U2’s Got Show

This band continues to define who they are and where they are going!

In working with Indie Artists and with Live Music Producer Tom Jackson, I am constantly reminded about the power of the show and why we need to …