What microbreweries, “micro-factories”, and the late Tony Hsieh can teach us about creating our 2021 strategy
Tony Hsieh’s Strategic Pattern As many of you know, we recently said goodbye to an amazing leader, former CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh.
Last week I got to spend five and a half hours with one of the most influential strategic thinkers alive today, Gary
In March of 2008, the United States’ national public radio system (NPR) seemed to have a fatal and too common choice: to
When an airplane hits turbulence, it seeks a new altitude. One without turbulence. Even better, one with tailwinds. Now, COVID has certainly
If you want to predict the path of innovation in your industry, consider one unifying strategic concept: proximity. Introduced by innovation guru
We are dealing with unprecedented change invoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. What we need more than ever is a sense of hope.
In March, as the reality of COVID-19 started taking hold, when my team received our fifth request in one day to postpone
As I write this, I’m resting in an elegant second-floor hotel lobby overlooking the cobblestone streets of a pedestrian shopping district in
In the 1830s, an artist and tinkerer, Samuel Morse, directed his curiosity to a question few had considered before. Numerous scientists and
Twenty years ago, long before we had children, my wife and I decided to spend Valentine’s Day weekend in Tuscany. We were
That historic moment when the perfect team unifies beyond an opportunity, pregnant with possibility, is the essential scene of any great innovation
If people try to tell you that pivoting is the new thing, that it’s the fresh Silicon Valley approach to business designed
As a leader, encouraging your employees to innovate isn’t just a nice thing to do for them. It also delivers tangible value
What you measure matters. Consider a bridge built in Laufenburg, a town that straddles Germany and Switzerland. As the two halves of
Netflix made headlines recently for their unexpected decline in new subscription growth and drop in subscriptions in the US, which pushed their
In 1968, Olympic fans and athletes watched in bemusement as a college sophomore jumped over the high bar backward. Until that day,
Sometimes they don’t know it themselves. When they do, they hide it. But they are out there. Executives, managers, and business owners
The word “strategy” too often brings to mind images of uptight executives in boardrooms, with heavy binders and spreadsheets, debating critical choices.