Blog

| Posted in Business Leadership

The Art and Magic of Building Great Teams

As someone who absolutely loves sports, I follow the fortunes of various teams and often wonder what makes some more successful than others. Certainly, there are times where it is all about certain players and their […]


| Posted in Business Career

Finding Opportunity Where You Least Expect It

In my last blog post of 2016, I argued that change is coming whether we like it or not: “Change can feel uncontrollable. Change can be disorienting. Change can bring fear, uncertainty, and doubt like no other social […]


| Posted in Business Career

Change is Coming, Are You Ready?

In 2016, social upheaval has been the order of the day. A poorly understood war exploded in the Middle East, terrorist attacks hit in cities famous and unknown, and cold war-like tensions returned. The Brits elected to […]


| Posted in Business

Finding Success in the Innovation Economy

America has a well-deserved reputation as the “home country” for a wide array of innovative technologies and businesses practices. Over the last 30 years, companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, EMC, SalesForce, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Tesla, […]


| Posted in Civics Government Policy

Why is Making a Choice so Difficult?

Authors Note: this particular blog post is going to be a bit righteous. I will apologize in advance for the sermon, but not for the message. After a long campaign journey, the time has mercifully come for […]


| Posted in Business Career

Why Are You Working So Hard?

I generally don’t spend a lot of time pondering existential questions, but lately I’ve been struggling with a big one. To put it concisely, “What is it that makes us work?” There are some easy, obvious answers […]


| Posted in Civics Government Policy

Diplomacy that Works: Rio Reflections

Arguably the world’s most significant set of global diplomats gathered over the past two months for one of their regular meetings. I’m not talking about the G7, the G20, NATO or some committee at the United […]


| Posted in Civics Government Policy

Labor Day is About Work

Today is Labor Day, a holiday that was born in the tumult, social upheaval, and violence of the industrial revolution in the late 1800s. It was a time of boom-bust business cycles that left employees largely […]


| Posted in Government Policy

When the World Comes Unglued

I last posted a blog on Memorial Day and promptly went on summer hiatus to enjoy some family time and catch up on other work related activities. That Memorial Day post recalled all the significant struggles […]