Combining Leadership and Strategy – Part 2

Wharton Professors, Habir Singh and Michael Useem, delve into the main principles of strategy and of leadership in their new book,The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy. The authors explain through six main components how to put these practices into action highlighted by a unique combination of case studies. This is part 2 Read More …

Combining Leadership and Strategy – Part 1

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy delves into the main principles of strategy and of leadership breaking them into six main components. The authors explain how to put these six components into practice through a set of action items blended with case studies. This is part 1 of 2 podcasts with the Read More …

How Should You Use The Event Canvas?

Ruud Janssen and I discuss the most common uses of the Event Canvas in this video excerpt from an upcoming podcast. It might not be so intuitive as you may think. Ruud is the co-author of a new book, Event Design Handbook: Systematically Design Innovative Events Using the EventCanvas, An overview of the book:  Event design Read More …

Can Kevin Kelly Predict the Future?

According to Kevin Kelly, much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. He captures this in his new book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. These twelve trends overlap and are codependent on one another, and Read More …

The Disney Way: Believe

Believe: Create a quality cast experience – establish strategic partnerships.  “When values are clear, decisions are easy.” – Roy Disney Carrying that theme a step further, we might add that if “seeing is believing,” then the unparalleled success of The Walt Disney Company is convincing proof of the power inherent in the Believe principle. But Read More …

Funding a Business at Mid-Life

In the book, it seemed that you stayed away from discussing just the VC funding type which in software seems so prevalent and is that directly related to that midlife entrepreneur that he has assets and everything? I asked that question of Bill Seagraves, author of Be Your Best Boss: Reinvent Yourself from Employee to Entrepreneur. Read More …