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Be Effective Before Being Efficient

February 2020 Corporate

Business-people are obsessed with efficiency. They want to know how to increase their throughput and productivity. Yet, too many executives forget that efficiency isn’t a goal in and of itself. Founding management guru Peter Drucker’s magnum opus is called The Effective Executive, after all, not The Efficient Executive. The hardest thing for executives, especially managers, […]


In Defense of Meetings

November 2019 Communication, Corporate

The forward-thinking business world is united in the belief that meetings, by and large, are simply bad ideas. Bad meetings are the subject of popular TED talks. An Amazon search for business books on bad meetings returns over 250 results with titles like “Meetings Suck” and “Death By Meeting”. And, perhaps most tellingly, there are […]


Being Threatened by Bill Gates

August 2019 Corporate

The following is an excerpt from my new Amazon bestseller, The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy. This story from the earlier days of digital disruption helps to set the scene: technological forces of change transform entire industries, and it is incumbent upon executives to take advantage of their new opportunities. ** […]


The Importance of Speaking Other Business Languages

June 2019 Communication, Corporate

I was recently in Portland, Oregon for the first time, attending a business conference. The Digital Summit series brings together all manner of marketing practitioners, from strategists to email marketing specialists to search optimization experts. While only tangentially related to pricing, such an event is useful because it provides exposure to new ideas and other […]

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