Corporate Dinosaurs and Broken Windows

"That's the thing about the kind of failure that's driven almost entirely by incompetence," he said. "Forget its inability to cope with change. That isn't even the worst part. What's really scary about it is that it is incapable of understanding the most basic flaw in its own nature. It's just too d ...
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Curse Of The Business Cyclist

The accidental outcastIt isn't always easy being a cyclist in a business universe of golfers.Save perhaps for my first job as a military officer, every company I have worked with and for during my career has been exclusively geared towards favoring adepts of the club, of the nine iron, of ...
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Q1 2015: Let's take a quick glance at Apple's remarkable market dominance:Apple generates about $1M dollars every 2 minutes. Let that sink in. (In the time it took you to read this sentence, Apple generated about $30,000.)Apple is sitting on enough cash to buy Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo, AOL ...
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Influencers: to pay or not to pay?

Okay... let's get back to business for a minute. Today's topic: the ethics of paying influencers.Buzzword Bingo: is "influencer" even a credible term?Note: When I use the term influencer, assume that I mean "influencer" (with conspicuous quotation marks). I am not a fan of the term and would ...
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Next week, we get back to talking about business and whatnot. I promise. But since it's Friday the weekend and all, and the weather probably sucks if you happen to be in the northern hemisphere, and my watch says it's pretty much book o'clock already, I thought I would treat fans of The Nemesis ...
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I know it will be a few more months before you can get your hands on Vol.2 of The Nemesis Engines, so here's a little concept art from the inevitable #TheNemesisEngines Instagram campaign to get you salivating a little bit before the big day (which is only a few short months away). ...
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On The Charlie Hebdo Massacre.

I'm at a loss for words, honestly. This is just psychotic and indefensible.Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar ...
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The Last Year

What if 2015 were your last year, your last chance at leaving your mark or doing something great or crossing out every item on your bucket list?What if you went another year without writing that book you have been thinking about for years?What if you went another year without taking that trip to Par ...
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everybody. *               *               *If you haven’t already, dig into Social Media ROI – Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in your Organization, the #1 Social Business desk reference for executives and digital managers. (Now ...
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White Hoods, Faux-News, And The Insanity Of Rage

Anger makes you dumb.Writing for Psychology Today in 2010, Leon Seltzer explained: "anger makes you see the world in simplistic, absolutist terms. Everything looks either black or white--as in "I'm good and you're bad," or "I'm completely right and you're totally wrong." Needless to s ...
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