NEW BOOK: Pivotal: Creating Stability in an Uncertain World Coming June 18, 2024

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Pre-Order PIVOTAL on Amazon

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PIVOTAL is now available on Amazon for pre-order. You can order the hardcover or Kindle version. The audiobook version will be coming soon. The book will formally launch two months from today. Get your copy now!

PIVOTAL is here!

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Today I received two boxes of the PIVOTAL book. The book looks amazing! Beautiful spot gloss on the cover. Full-color interior. Looks great on the bookshelf. I’ll post some nicer photos that better highlight its beauty.

PIVOTAL Endorsement from Deloitte’s Chief Futurist

The early reviews of PIVOTAL have been awesome. Here’s a cool endorsement from Mike Bechtel, Chief Futurist at Deloitte Consulting and adjunct Professor of Corporate Innovation at the University of Notre Dame. “‘Read not the Times. Read the Eternities.’ Henry David Thoreau wrote that bit of timeless advice in 1863, a good 150 years before […]

PIVOTAL Preface Video

I now have the final version of the audiobook for PIVOTAL! To share the Preface, I decided to create a video using Pictory. Yes, this is my real voice – unlike a version I shared previously, which was AI-Stephen. Admittedly, I don’t love the music 😁

The PIVOTAL Audiobook – free sample!

Now that the audiobook is finalized, I wanted to offer everyone a sample of the content. Click here to get the audiobook version of the preface and introduction. Those sections set the stage for the rest of the book. This is not the final version; we did some audio processing to warm my voice. You […]

Mindmap of the PIVOTAL Table of Contents

What does it mean to be pivotal? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “Of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.” The Cambridge Dictionary says it is “Important because other things depend on it.” From my perspective, it is about going deeper with customers to add more value in […]

What Does It Mean to Be PIVOTAL?

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We live in uncertain times. It’s hard to know what to do next. But in a world of chaos, we need stability, predictability,  and certainty. Although the future is unknown, our past gives clues as to what we can and should keep doing. It provides insights on where to focus to get the greatest results. […]

Unilever Makes a PIVOTAL Move

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Unilever just announced it is spinning off its ice cream division, which includes the colorful and controversial Ben and Jerry’s brand. This will enable Unilever to focus on what it does best while avoiding distractions. This is a pivotal move. “The future growth of Unilever and ice cream is best served by separating the business,” […]

PIVOTAL Available for Pre-Release

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SPECIAL OFFER! My 7th book, PIVOTAL: Creating Stability in an Uncertain World, will be available in about three months. But I don’t want you to wait until then to get access. So if you buy from me this week, I am throwing in a bunch of bonuses. (link in the comments – it is easy […]

Book Cover Reveal for PIVOTAL

SS Blog Book Cover Reveal for PIVOTAL

As we get one step closer to the publication of my seventh book, it is time to reveal its cover. Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing some awesome endorsements the book has received. We are targeting mid-2024 for the book’s release. I hope you like this!