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The Other Guy

The weekend brought snow and took away electricity.  Unlike the power loss from Hurricane Irene, dealing with the cold is an issue here along with the inconvenience of working remotely.  Then again, no trees fell on the house or car although we saw several that did just that as we drove around yesterday to a relative’s house for shelter.  You feel for those people – it’s far easier for us to replace the food that will spoil than the roof or a car others will need to fix.  Which of course got me thinking about something we sometimes neglect in business. Continue reading

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Memory

60 Minutes

I don’t know if you watched the 60 minutes story last night on endless memory.  You can see the first part of the story here and there’s a link to the second part on the player.  In a nutshell, the story shows 5 folks – including a famous actress – who have complete recall of every moment of their lives since they were kids.  You pick a date, they tell you what happened.  A lot of people think it’s some kind of parlor trick but the research clearly demonstrates that it’s real.  I thought it was fascinating and I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Of course, as I was watching, I had a business thought which I’d like to share with you as well. Continue reading

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A Higher Standard

60 Minutes

We were watching 60 Minutes Sunday evening and they re-ran a report on the dumping of computers under the guise of recycling.  This piece first ran last November and I’m surprised it hasn’t had more repercussions.  As the piece went on, getting more disturbing by the minute, I had one of those little epiphanies I have from time to time and which I like to share with you.  I realized that this piece is why professional content matters. Continue reading

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Where’s Moe?

Moe Howard

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“What’s that for? I didn’t do nuthin’!” “That’s in case ya do and I’m not around!”
Larry and Moe (HOI POLLOI, 1935)

One of the things I do as a consultant is to provide experience to inexperienced professionals.  Generally, these are people who don’t have a lot of years in business or a lot of years in the particular business in which they now find themselves.  In a few words, I’m the grown-up. Continue reading

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