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The Low-Hanging Fruit Dilemma

August 30, 2022
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We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. 

-John F. Kennedy

“Pick the low-hanging fruit.” It’s so common a phrase that very few of us ever interrogate it. The […]

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War Games

March 29, 2022
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Would you rather watch than read? Click here for the 8 minute video.
The war in Ukraine has left us all feeling some combination of sadness, anger, and hopelessness.  It also reminds us of just high the stakes can be when trying to anticipate the future.

Apparently, the […]

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How Was Next Year?

January 5, 2022
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Happy New Year!
Watch the video here!
Take a minute and imagine that you were an Olympic diver. As preparation for the world championships, part of your training includes regularly visualize that winning dive.

In your mind’s eye, you see and feel yourself walking up the steps […]

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Less is More in Strategy

October 11, 2021
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Prefer to watch rather than read? Here’s a short 6-minute video.

Gardening

Sometime early in the pandemic I decided I wanted to have a flower garden. I began planting things. Some of them grew well, some not. Eventually […]

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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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Pandemic Pivot

May 11, 2020
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In the middle of an economic catastrophe, you and your business are facing challenges and obstacles you never expected.

To be honest, while I am incredibly sad and pained by the suffering happening right now there is also a perpetual current of excitement pulsing through me. That excitement […]

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Planning in a Pandemic

April 16, 2020
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If you are a business leader, owner or founder, this pandemic has likely left you reeling.

Prior to this change in the world, you likely had a plan. You were growing or pivoting, expanding or diversifying. That plan could feel irrelevant –and it may be.

The world […]

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Don’t Be Too Optimistic!

March 3, 2016
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There is a very interesting innate human psychological tendency toward optimism.  In fact, as humans, we tend not only to be optimistic, but overly optimistic, even in the face of countervailing evidence.  That irrational optimism is called the “optimism bias” and it is extremely well-documented in experimental […]

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