Thoughts on Business and Common Sense

Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid

don't drink the kool-aidWe’ve all done it: Getting so caught up in our own vision that we end-up drinking our own Kool-Aid. It’s damn tasty when you’re in the moment, but all that hype is bound to cause problems.

Don’t get me wrong… vision and passion are important. But when we become delirious and lose sight of reality, our potential is limited and, ultimately, so is our credibility.

If you’re drinking your own Kool-Aid, put the glass down.

Why Do You Work?

Why Do You Work?

This morning while in line at the grocery store, a brief conversation caught my attention: My Daughter (talking to the Cashier): What are you doing? Cashier: I'm working. My Daughter: Why do you work? Cashier: Because I need … [Continue reading]

Let’s Break Bread

There's something old-fashioned about dining out with someone, whether it be over breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Coffee doesn't count, though it's equally important in its own right. Personally, I prefer to "lunch" with a colleague or potential … [Continue reading]

Are You Adding Value?

A lot has changed for me over the past few months. My wife and I welcomed our son, Noah, into our family and I accepted an executive leadership role with one of my consulting clients. Looking back on the recent changes, I'm struck by the notion of … [Continue reading]

Mitigating Risk

Risk is a necessary evil that keeps us inline. It either strokes or destroys our egos. It creates uneven fields of play for those who tempt it. If you're going to step outside of your comfort zone and take on risk - whether financial, emotional or … [Continue reading]