Monthly Archives: December 2014

Richard Branson’s Social Media “Secrets”

Recently I finished the excellent book ‘A World Gone Social’ by Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt. One of their best examples of a “social CEO” is Richard Branson, the rock star businessman that founded the Virgin Group. With around 7

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3 Powerful Lessons From Amazon, Hubspot and Netflix

Does anybody remember when companies like Amazon were the little guys? Not long ago, brick and mortar retailers like Borders and JC Penney dominated the U.S. economy. Now with mobile devices and online platforms, innovative startups are conquering their fear and

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The 3 Minute Interview That Changed My Career

As a kid growing up in the 1970’s, one of my favorite TV shows was ‘The Brady Bunch’. I was fascinated by architecture like Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic ‘FallingWater’, and the father Mike Brady was an architect. I thought I

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What I Learned on My Career Journey

Isn’t it a tragedy that so many of us never figure out what we love to do? We end up taking a job primarily to make our family financially secure rather than pursuing our passions. Or we don’t strike out

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3 Easy Ways to Put Your Enterprise Software on a Diet

“I eat because I’m unhappy, and I’m unhappy because I eat. It’s a vicious cycle. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s someone I need to get in touch with and forgive — meself.” ~ Fat Bastard Fat Bastard is a

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Can Enterprise Software Be SEXY?

Not long ago, I watched a CXO Talk video with enterprise software analysts Michael Krigsman and Ray Wang called “Saving the Dry, Lifeless Soul of Enterprise Software”. Their premise: Enterprise Software is BORING! Many would agree that they’ve got a

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12 Suggestions on How to Curb Domestic Violence in the NFL

These days almost every day we hear new revelations from the NFL about domestic violence, scandals and cover-ups like Ray Rice beating his fiancee. According to ESPN, there have been 24 reported domestic abuse cases and this is likely just

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