How Green Are You?

Been thinking about the environment?  I have to say I’ve found myself thinking about it more and more for the last year or so.  The problem is…it’s hard to know where to start if you want to begin reducing your

Testing Assumptions

I’ve written a good bit about assumptions.  This is an important subject.  You may think you’re living in an assumption-free environment…but you’re not.  They’re there.  Apparently they’re in a kind of blind spot. Kem Meyer’s got a great take today

Quotebook: Change

How about this one from Gary Hamel’s Leading the Revolution; "Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you’re on a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.  Of course, there are other strategies.  You can change riders.  You

Creating Differentiation

When you think about your organization…to the extent that you have figured out what business you’re in and what you’re going to call success…are you stuck trying to meet basic expectations?  Or have you moved on to take a crack

Quotebook: Strategy

Recently Walt Mossberg said that Steve Jobs told him: "I’m more proud of the things we haven’t done at Apple than what we have done." As we’ve talked about in the past, "The essence of strategy is choosing what not

The Enemies of Mediocrity

I’ve talked before about 37signals and products like Backpack and Highrise.  Looks like there’s a really good reason for their success.  Check out founder Jason Fried’s comments at the third annual summit of the Business Innovation Factory (BIF-3)  When asked 

Gotta Love Erwin

Talk about beyond relevant.  Gotta love Erwin! What he’s saying?  It’s true for everything.  The aim isn’t joining what already is. By the way, tripped across the Erwin McManus video over at Church Video Ideas today.  Great new site.  Not