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Interviewing Operating Executive Candidates

Over the holidays a friend wrote me asking my advice in developing interview questions for an operating executive to be her #2.  “Managing the vacancy is better than managing someone wrong for the job”.  Good point and good question. Aside … Continue reading

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What Business Are You Really In ?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for several weeks — but had other distractions. A friend dropped by the office for a catch-up and was venting about his very frustrating relationship with his Sat TV content provider (DIRECTV).  Assaulted … Continue reading

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Do Simple Better

I love watching baseball – and my favorite is MLB TV and the MLB iPad app – where I catch any of a dozen teams I follow, including the Chicago Cubs.  I love the Cub’s Manager Joe Maddon — one … Continue reading

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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