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In an Age of Transparency

Sometime around 1980, Denmark instituted a new citizen numbering system similar to a Social Security Number in the US. During that time, I was a philosophy student at the University of Copenhagen. In one class, another student was complaining that, Continue reading
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How Far Can You See

A compelling explanation of why annual performance reviews are a waste of everyone's time and energy.
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Finding the Whole Person

How much fun is it to coach others? As Woody Allen said about sex, it’s the most fun I ve ever had without laughing. And actually, I do spend a lot of time laughing. Sometimes the circumstances are just so incredible, Continue reading
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Silence is Agreement

We are making this too difficult! Everyone talks about how we are not communicating. Hundreds of workshops are held to help people converse. Everyone and her grandmother is in on the act. Over the past 15 years, ExecuVision International has Continue reading
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The Professional Outsider - 2 Solutions

Two simple solutions to the quandary challenging the economy today. To solutions that will change everything!
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3 Industries - 1 Trend

Is the elimination of jobs at the low end of the market a concern? Maybe it should be!
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When People Can’t Buy…

We keep talking about how to improve the economy for Americans. My friends on the left of the political spectrum are concerned about the concentration of wealth into fewer and fewer pockets. My friends on the right are concerned about re-distribution Continue reading
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The Professional Outsider

How do we discover the language to motivate others? Especially when their motivational language is so different from our own?
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Why Passion Sucks

In blog after blog, the common advice given to young people is to follow your passion. Everyone, it seems, is supposed to discover what they are passionate about, and turn that into a way to earn a living. The underlying Continue reading
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The Executive Promise

I do only what only I can do.   This is the executive promise I made to myself while running a 500+ person company. I kept the promise even when running a 5 person startup. It is the most important Continue reading
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Holding Truth Lightly

The German philosopher Hegel had a wonderfully simple explanation for the evolution of thought. He said that a person will posit a thesis (this is my truth…), and that someone will disagree with that thesis (idea), and posit an antithesis Continue reading
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Finding the Whole Person

When you are hiring, are you finding the whole person? Are you being one yourself?
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Silence is Agreement

Here are 5 simple Rules of Engagement for group dialogue that can change the quality of your conversations.
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The Professional Outsider - 2 Solutions

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Two Solutions

Last week, I wrote about the acceleration of robotization in three major industries that employ massive numbers of people without formal educational requirements. I have previously written about the lack of circulation of the money supply, as well as the Continue reading
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3 Industries — 1 Trend

A few months ago, I lunched with a local robotics manufacturer. Quite naturally, we were talking about how his line of robots had streamlined manufacturing. As we pontificated on the economic effects of this trend, I asked where people, especially Continue reading
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Rewarding your contribution

The Gallup Institute has been gauging the state of the American workplace since 2008. The focus of their research is the attitude of the American worker. Despite the widespread acknowledgement of the statistics, first revealed in 2008, the needle has Continue reading
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Hold Your Tongue!

PRACTICING LINGUISTIC ASCETICISM  In Thinking Fast and Slow, Princeton psychologist Daniel Kahneman tells us three things about the human mind. First, that we have a pronounced intuitive sense that gives us immediate answers to our questions (thinking fast); second, that we Continue reading
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What Henry Could Teach Sam

I have a love/hate relationship with Henry Ford. I tremendously admire the man for taking some enormous risks that changed the way we live. He designed a reliable car that used mass-produced, inter-changeable parts. The car was better-made and simpler to Continue reading
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