The Secret Power of Poets: Where Liberal Arts Majors Win

We’ve read that the majority of liberal arts degree majors coming out of college will be well suited for the burgeoning barista segment of the service industry in the coming years. We’ve read that trade schools are far better uses of your educational dollars than a liberal arts BA from a 4 year school. And […]

Your Opinion is Dangerous.

  “In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.” I’ve noticed something over the years, both as a corporate executive and as a consultant: if you’re the guy in the room with a point of view – someone who has a vision of where the ship needs to go and how […]

What You Can’t – And Probably Shouldn’t – Learn from Steve Jobs

You can’t throw a stone on the Internets right now without hitting ten dozen posts on What Steve Jobs Taught Us. Or perhaps, What We Can All Learn from Steve Jobs. Or something identical. I’ve got a problem with all this. I don’t think we have too much to learn that we can actually apply. […]

How Amazon Might Just Have Saved Barnes & Noble

For all you out there looking to “completely change the game,” take heed. Sometimes it’s easier to win the game you’re in. I have a hunch that has yet to be borne out completely in the real world of results, but hear me out anyway. I think that the explosion of e-readers has changed the book […]

3 Questions to Answer on Your Way to Becoming Larger Than Life

  I have three questions for you if you plan on killing the giant in your industry. How are you going to become a bigger idea than the category you play in? How do you plan to change how the world thinks about what you do? What is the missing 3rd piece of the puzzle […]