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Off The Streets And Into The Boardroom: Encouraging Urban Millenial Entrepreneurs

Off The Streets And Into The Boardroom: Encouraging Urban Millenial Entrepreneurs

A prior generation might call them “cocky.”  Millenials have a confidence that not only can they be their own boss, many feel they have to strike out on their own. But what is driving this – it is certainly more than just “money.” Millennials…
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Lifestyle Subscriptions: The New Trend In The Cloud

Co-written with Brent Leary Did the headphones with Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music distract you? While there are obvious benefits in helping Apple expand…
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The Connected Economy: Moving Philanthropy From Begging To Self-Sustaining

Becoming a more connected society doesn’t just mean “more communications,” but means that we all support and gain from each other.  Organizations like the Pew Research Center and…
How Even Smart People Fail The Exit Interview

How Even Smart People Fail The Exit Interview

Eventually, we all find ourselves facing our HR rep – a table between us – while they press pen to paper to ask us their questions for the company exit interview….
Your Next CMO Could Come From These 5 Hot, But Unexpected Areas

Your Next CMO Could Come From These 5 Hot, But Unexpected Areas

Your current CMO has probably come from a traditional marketing background, with a resume that includes leadership in brand, advertising, creative, and operations.  They may be firmly aligned to…
The Science Behind The Complete Randomness Of Your Success

The Science Behind The Complete Randomness Of Your Success

We have all grown up to believe the Emerson quote “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.”  If we are intrinsically better at…
Disruption In Publishing: Little Business Books, Big Ideas

Disruption In Publishing: Little Business Books, Big Ideas

The real disruption for publishing is not the onslaught of self-published works in the marketplace; the real change is the consumers demand for short, more direct publications.  Our attentions spans have shortened and this change is impact authors and…
The 13 Defining Moments Of Business Leadership [VIDEO]

The 13 Defining Moments Of Business Leadership [VIDEO]

As we shed the more jejune terms like management from our vocabulary, the idea of true leadership in our organizations begins to take hold.  We no longer…
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Is Disruption So Common We Don’t See It Any More?

A few years ago, the term disruption was itself disruptive. Analysts used this term to showcase the big macro changes in the marketplace;…