Leadership

Government Regulations Add Value

Government regulations have their genesis in addressing previously unknown shortcomings or problems. Let’s consider this statistic offered by Human Progress (@humanprogress) on Twitter: “2,373 people died in airline crashes in 1972. With nearly 10 times the airline passengers, only 186 died last year.” The upside in safety is due to Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Leadership

Who Inspires You Most?

My wife asked me “who inspires me most” this weekend. My answer: my wife. Why, she asked? I told her she always does her best to support me, to not let me live in denial about reality, to encourage me to let go of unimportant matters, and, more. She said, Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Leadership

Attracting And Retaining Talent

Two critical areas of leadership include: Attracting the right employees, and, Retaining your employees This is no easy task. A hiring mistake can set you back months and thousands and thousands or dollars much like an employee walking out the door can. Here’s an excerpt of a letter to the Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Leadership

The Real Super Bowl MVP

Von Miller of the Denver Broncos was named Super Bowl 2016 Most Valuable Player (MVP). While he was my choice, I’m not sure he was the real MVP. It wasn’t the NFL who put on a grand show all over the San Francisco Bay Area It wasn’t the commuters who Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Entrepreneurship

Enabling Yes Part 2

I was very impressed with a firm I met with in Montreal this past week: They are seen as a partner with their customers, not merely a vendor They see pressures to drive down their costs as an opportunity to innovate and increase their ability to compete The owners are Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Leadership

Durable Competitive Advantage

In a video on Yahoo Finance called “A Crash Course on Competitive Advantage“, the hosts of this Motley Fool Video describe insights from Michael Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School. Porter defines competitive advantage as a function of either: providing comparable buyer value more efficiently than competitors (low cost), Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago