The stories we tell ourselves

Did you have a vision for yourself, or your business this time last year? If so, how is it different now? The Vision Thing There are some wonderful vision statements: Alzheimers Association: A world without Alzheimers Disease Patagonia: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to theContinue reading “The stories we tell ourselves”

A Time for Iconoclasts.

In what we now know were the good times, we created enormously long supply chains for just about everything. We moved manufacturing to Asia. The blueberries on my cereal this morning came from Peru, and the raspberries from Morocco. When we hit a challenge in our business we would call in advisers who had neverContinue reading “A Time for Iconoclasts.”


When times are relatively settled, when the business model is working, and marginal growth is enough to keep people happy, there’s not a lot of practical difference between good management and leadership. Good management requires elements of leadership to communicate, motivate and get people to tag along and in most cases adequate leadership is enough.Continue reading “Commitment”