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What defines scale?

In the past 100 years, we needed institutions to create scale. Firms provided us with a more efficient way to create value by lowering collaboration costs and increasing the access to information. Centralized firms enabled what individuals could not do on their own. One side effect, though, was that the customer became “out there”.  Also,  More

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Humanize Thru Trust

“Do you trust him/her?” The answer to that question determines a lot – whether you follow a leader, and whether others follow you. Given the centrality of this tenant to, well, everything…the question is how exactly do you build trust? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot over the years and there is one  More

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Normalcy is a Unicorn

We want to be normal. We want to fit in. We all do. Just last week, as I was packing for my first Board of Director meeting, I couldn’t decide what one wore to a BoD meeting, and got all befuddled. In this small way, and in many big ways, we show how much we  More

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"Lifing" the Summer Away

I killed my company to find my life. Yes, I led a multi-million dollar consulting company that I loved. I loved the CEOs and leaders I worked with. I loved the amazing companies and their technologies. I liked to imagine the next marketing making move and to put that into motion. I loved publishing the  More

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“Lifing” the Summer Away

I killed my company to find my life. Yes, I led a multi-million dollar consulting company that I loved. I loved the CEOs and leaders I worked with. I loved the amazing companies and their technologies. I liked to imagine the next marketing making move and to put that into motion. I loved publishing the  More

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Flat is the New Black

Ever wonder why big organizations act so darn slow? It’s not because of size alone. It’s because our modern day organizations are designed and optimized for the “what is” rather than enabling a kind of velocity to be perpetually self-reinventing. Most big organizations focus on the positions and titles, and with only a few people  More

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