Enabling Yes

Businesses that thrive lead, not follow. I believe it was Wayne Gretzky who espoused the notion that you need to focus on where the puck is going to be, not where it is in this moment. This is great advice in business as well. I attended an off-site retreat with Read more…

Strategy Versus Execution

Harvard Business Review has an interesting article created by PriceWaterhouseCoopers: In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? … These Read more…

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…

Heaven On Earth

I don’t live in constant fear of being impacted by terrorist actions such as occurred in Paris this past Friday. I’m not suggesting that such acts can’t or won’t occur in the U.S. It’s unacceptable that terror attacks occur anywhere. Despite our best efforts, terror attacks may occur on U.S. Read more…