Horror Vacui or Deja Visite Anyone?

I recently learned about two different concepts, horror vacui and deja visite. I’m pleased to say I don’t seem to have horror vacui, but I often experience deja visite. How about you? Aristotle believed that nature abhors an empty space. In extreme cases this leads to people exhibiting a behavior...

Continue reading →

Season Your Workforce

Could you ever have predicted that the fastest moving selection on fast-food menus would be a burger made of oils, soy and starch? Years ago, well before almost anyone had considered the possibility of a beef-alternative hamburger there were a few people thinking  quite a bit about it. They're now...

Continue reading →

Pixelbook Into Desperation

“What do you mean you can’t make my new Google Pixelbook work like my poor old MacBook?” I asked my tech expert this question in desperation as she was planning to set up my new system.  The reason I purchased  the Pixelbook was because  it has a cool feature where...

Continue reading →

Not too fast…Not too slow

Some people want to change everything. Some people want to change nothing. We see this in people in all walks of life. People frozen in time who can’t escape the good old days or people lost in the chaos of continuous instability. When their decisions only impact themselves, who...

Continue reading →

Someday Never Comes

I was invited to participate in a number of interesting events over the rest of the year. All of them require significant travel and a bit of calendar magic to allow time for fulfilling my normal business commitments and client needs. Not to mention writing these missives which take...

Continue reading →

Is Your Company Too Inbred?

FredEx….oops, I mean FedEx, has been led by Fred Smith, the founder, since 1971. As we all know, Smith created the overnight package delivery business. He built  a massive and successful company so all-pervasive that FedEx became a verb used no matter the actual delivery service you are referring...

Continue reading →

Follow The Crowd…Or Be Better

Several weeks ago,  I had  breakfast  with a friend who needed to vent—once again--about the companies he’s trying to help. My friend is an exceptional financial executive who now operates as what I call a commando. He’s been CFO of a number of big companies. After leaving his last position,...

Continue reading →

Oppressive Language Is Violence

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the negative consequences of the degradation of discourse and its amplification across the Internet. I’ve come to feel that it has led to a general coarsening and oppressiveness of dialogue in general, including inside many businesses and business interactions. It occurred to me...

Continue reading →