Successful Business Strategy Is Built on Uncomfortable Choices

Every year a stream of nameless, faceless executives withdraw from their offices and gather somewhere offsite as part of a long-standing corporate ritual called “strategic planning.” The ritual follows a predictable series of steps: review last year’s plan, conduct a SWOT or other type of analysis, and decide on objectives for the new year. Most […] Read moreRead More»

Those Who CAN Do, Teach

Two years ago, I left the for-profit sector to teach business full-time at a university. Since making that shift, I’ve heard a certain cliché more times than I can remember: “those who can’t do, teach.” This phrase puzzles me every time I hear it. I think that on some level, it’s puzzled society ever since […] Read moreRead More»

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