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Respect the Weeds: Digital Transformation Rooted in Principled Leadership, Vision, and Innovation

Respect the Weeds offers a holistic, yet pragmatic roadmap for digital transformation, designed to provide you with the insights you need to get out of your comfort zone and make the hard decisions required to drive your business model forward.

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Time is a Tool of Creativity

Like many, I was raised on the Benjamin Franklin adage that “Time is Money.” In his 1748 essay on Advice to a Young Tradesman, Franklin warned of throwing away opportunity on “Diversion or Idleness.” So, early in my career when I was a rookie market researcher, I pushed myself to work as many hours as I could log in a week. More time on the job equaled more projects completed, more client experience, and a swifter climb up the organizational ladder. That was until an investment banking client questioned the ingenuity of a highly-complex analysis that required many pots of… Read more Time is a Tool of Creativity

Swimming Away From Shore

Swimming instructors warn us not to venture too far into deep waters. The risks get higher and higher the farther we swim away from shore. The fears of disabling fatigue, loss of direction, and overpowering currents all serve to give us pause before jumping headlong into the waves. Is the joy of adventure worth a bad outcome that we can’t undo? Knowing that I’m by no means an Olympic swimmer (and I would never encourage risky behavior), I prefer to keep closer to where my feet can touch bottom. But when we are tasked to take our organizations on a… Read more Swimming Away From Shore

Millennials Don’t Care About “The 7 Habits”

Steven Covey wrote the seminal book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989 and I was one of the first to read it. This was just a great read and still filled with great advice and truths that are applicable today. His premise, to begin with an end in mind, is just plain sticky, as they say. It makes as much sense now as it did then. How can you accomplish anything of great complexity or value if you don’t have an end-result, an outcome, in mind? This idea comes from the assumption that the expected outcome to… Read more Millennials Don’t Care About “The 7 Habits”