A Taxonomy of Strategic Problems

I was talking with a coworker the other day and this person made an interesting observation. They pointed out that almost every strategic business problem that we come across is talked about in academia or in some business book somewhere, including tactics and approaches to address them. Essentially, how many truly unique and novel problems […]

Lessons from Books, Heinlen Edition

One of my favorite books is Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. Not only is it a fun science fiction novel, there are multiple leadership lessons I have learned from this book. Relying on your experienced people What is the only factor that can save you when the load is too heavy? Anyone?” (…) “Your leading sergeant, […]

Quality Controls and Growth

So I was looking back at the blog post I did after my extended hiatus, and I realized that it is almost identical to the blog post I did the previous time I took an extended hiatus. This in itself is (to me at least) highly amusing, because I’ve literally written blog posts on writing […]

It’s Been A While

Wow, that was longer than I realized. When it comes to forming habits, they say (whoever “they” are) that it takes about a month of consistency to form a habit. If true, then the corollary is that it probably only takes about a month of NOT doing something to lose the habit (in reality it […]

High Speed, Low Drag

As a leader in an organization, a concept you need to become familiar with is that of, “High quality, high velocity decisions.” Many, many decisions pass in front of me every day. As I read my emails, watch my text messages, and attend my meetings, there are either specific decisions asked of me, or opportunities […]