News flash... there's no best path to business success. In his HBR article The Answer to Every Business Question is "It Depends", Professor Scott Schaefer introduces the quest he and Professors Mike Mazzeo and Paul Oyer took on to find out if the academic business frameworks we read about so
Question, if our current business management systems don’t yet account for the shift from isolated industries to ecosystems why do so many business leaders not look for a better way? This puzzled Greg Satell (@DigitalTonto) especilly since so many of have comment on the networked economy.
Well, Charles Hudson - @chudson - a seasoned entrepreneur and VC looks at it this way. We invest in people and opportunities, not decks. More insightful, however, is the following statement "I am sensitive to wasting people’s time, but I’ve learned that I do a better job paying attention to pitches
Is a company's resistance to invest in longer term innovation endeavors setting them up for an eventual fall? Ironically this aversion to longer term investment is especially prevalent on the business side of tech companies, the exact people who you would think openly embrace deep well thought
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the
Good problem solving skills are fundamentally important, especially when leading a business. But problems (what's that consulting term... challenges) are something that we don't particularly like. They're time-consuming. They bogart their way into our already packed schedules. And the queue never
Say it's not so! It can't be. But alas it is. We are segueing into September. Over the next two weeks bathing suits will be wrung out, surfboards stowed, and backpacks wrenched out from beneath that pile of camp gear. Turning up the dial This is a period of both great anticipation and trepidation.
If you're in the Northern Hemisphere don’t look now, but summer’s winding down. Grab time to go outside with your mobile device to catch up on both those rays and that summer to-do hit list. I know for me that includes mapping the learning blueprint for the Entrepreneurship course I'm slated
Pop quiz, What do each of the below have in common? "Come on out to the picture show." "Same Bat time, same Bat channel." "I want my MTV." Each is a former powerful lever in the media game. Ever since I fell into the media/entertainment industry in the mid-1990s the winning combination for