More Blog Entries Coming Soon

I have been working ’round the clock to finish my Personality Poker manuscript.  It goes to the publisher Feb 1.  After that, I will be back and blogging in full force…

R.I.P. Robert B. Parker

Today I learned that one of my favorite authors, Robert B. Parker, passed away. He is probably best know for his “Spenser” books.  These fast-paced crime stories are based in Boston (my hometown) and were the  inspiration for the ’80s TV show, “Spenser:...

Three Innovation Distinctions (Part 2): Process Not Events

In the first part of this series, I wrote why you should focus on challenges, not ideas. You should read that article before proceeding. [for your convenience, all three articles have been packaged into one pdf file] In this second entry, I will focus on “Process, not...

I Need Your Help: Personality Poker Book Subtitle

I need your help! I am in the process of finishing the manuscript for my next book, “Personality Poker.”  The book will be published by Penguin’s Portfolio books and is expected in stores September 2010. We have been working on a subtitle for the book –...

Why Best Practices are (not Always) Stupid

A couple of days ago I wrote an article entitled – “Why Best Practices Are Stupid.”  You can read my rationale there; I won’t bother reiterating it here.  Besides, there is a video in that post. But there are situations when best practices are NOT stupid....

Deja Vu All Over Again

Some things never change. October 7, 2008 I wrote an article about how our airport security measures are messed up.  I contended back then that we needed to move from a reactive model to a proactive model.  Instead of responding to terrorist threats after the fact, we need to...

Why Best Practices are Stupid

The other day I saw this  video of Tom Peters from 2007.  He contends that “benchmarking is stupid.”  It is a good video that is worth watching. While watching this, I couldn’t help but reflect back to back to the year 2000, when I started penning my first book,...