Category Archives: Uncategorized

“Smart People Drag Around More Baggage”

One of my many breakfast discussions with business friends and associates got onto the topic of hiring (or electing) the right people — and what criteria really matters.  Not just the simple stuff like verifying experience or credentials — but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Georgia SB63 Beer Jobs Bill Turned Into Sausage

Much has been written about the trail of tears SB63 — the GA “Beer Jobs Bill” — has had to travel to even get considered by the Georgia Legislature, in a state that stands out for its extraordinarily restrictive three … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

What Type of Customer Are They ?

Great breakfast conversation with a friend this morning — CFO of a company having difficulty forecasting monthly revenues. We’ll ignore in this post the obvious difference between difficulty in PRODUCING revenues and the difficulty in FORECASTING them (but that’s fodder … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Kiss of Death

I get a lot of phone calls asking me for references and referrals — some from the Principals and some from interested 3rd parties.  Most of them ramble around all kinds of background, education, work experience, problem solving and leadership … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

I’m Back…

I’m a little late for Festivus and the annual airing of grievances but after a rough 2014 I’m finally back in the saddle. Before I start posting on pent-up business topics I want to thank everyone who helped me recover … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ungoverned Spaces

The world at the moment seems a mess.  Lot’s of despair and difficulty — and the news is laden with diplomatic and military discussions of Ungoverned Spaces — and the dissatisfaction and dissent that flourishes in them. That got me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Managing Daily Madness

A friend wrote this week exasperated from feeling so tired all the time — with clients constantly pushing deadlines and boundaries — and owning a never ending roster of emergencies. Its easy to feel this way — we all have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ask A Better “Data” Question

As a day job I still spend a lot of time each week — thinking about and consulting with others on “data”. A typical discussion focuses on: what data the company has… who they provide or sell it to (or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Building An Advisory Board

I was asked by a friend to help his team think through how to create an Advisory Board.  Here goes: –  Don’t ask friends, customers or vendors (bankers, CPA’s, suppliers) to serve as Board members — you already have access … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Managing Growth

This post comes from a question I responded to yesterday as a panelist at a CEO conference in NYC.  The audience, all CEO’s of PE funded growth companies, asked “what tips do you have for managing acceleration of growth”.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment