Entrepreneurial Success

09Apr 2015

I’ve been working with 16 executives on behalf of InfoComm, the industry association that represents the professional audio visual and information communications industries, taking them through a nine-month program to develop innovation in their businesses. This program encompasses four face-to-face sessions and five web meetings. As I write this I’m in New York City preparing […]

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28Oct 2014

Few will argue with the notion that many traditional roles are evolving at an accelerated rate! Individual contributors, teams and offices are increasingly being asked to serve as business strategist, change management specialist, human capital coaches and mentors, cross-function and cross-boarder experts, and disruptive technology innovators. Often without the knowledge, skills, or the appropriate resources! […]

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11Aug 2014

I’m blessed to work with some truly talented executives. They’re tough, smart, focused and get more done than humanly possible. Some are more hands-on than others. Others are more consensus builders. I have the most respect for those who quickly ascertain assets around them and find ways (other than authoritative) to channel those assets toward […]

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19Jun 2014

Part 1 of a 2-part series No matter what profession we pursue, we’re all in the relationship business. Whether you are a consultant, a captain or a cognitive computing engineer, your area of expertise is a means to an end. That desired end is relationship impact. Referrals are the on-ramp to new relationships. Regardless of […]

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10Jun 2014

Originally Posted on @VC_List Over the past two decades, in addition to my own journey to raise capital, I have reviewed hundreds of business plans, sat in on countless board meetings, and reviewed outrageous “land-grab” opportunities. I’ve lived through the wishful thinking and half-truths entrepreneurs tell when they’re trying to raise capital and I’ve experienced […]

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06Mar 2014

I learned years ago that “Value Creation is Derived From Value Chain Disruption!” Two decades of consulting has also proved that if you don’t disrupt your value chain, someone else will! So, when I meet intelligent, engaging people who are stewards of their department, business unit, or organization, I like to find out about their […]

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28Jan 2014

Wikipedia defines Passion (from the Latin verb patī meaning to suffer) as a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing; an intense emotion compelling, enthusiasm, or desire for anything. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity […]

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27Jan 2014

Several leaders I’ve spoken with recently have complained about attrition in their companies. “Where’s the loyalty?” they ask, fretting about the mobility of today’s knowledge workers. In my view, if you are complaining after they leave, you’re about two decades too late. That’s how long it has been since the old labor-and-management paradigm gave way […]

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