Last month my new book went up for sale on Amazon. I self-published (with the help of my good friend and economic development colleague, Rollie Cole). It has a lengthy title — Facilities Management for Business Incubators: Practical Advice and Information for Design, Construction and … Continue reading When you’re looking for advice, consider the source
STOP USING THIS PHRASE! Really. Stop using it. When people ask questions, do not say to them, “That’s a really good question!” Why? Mostly because you don’t mean it. What you really mean is something like, “Wow. I hadn’t expected that question.” Or you’re flattering someone so … Continue reading ‘That’s a good question…’
In my corporate experience “back in the day” (Translation: when I was a lot, lot younger), we would often refer to the “Peter Principle.” The Peter Principle is a concept in management developed by Laurence J. Peter, which observes that people in a hierarchy tend … Continue reading The New “Peter Principle”
…lifts all the boats,” they say. The saying is often attributed to former President John F. Kennedy, who popularized the saying, including it often in his speeches. (The Rev. Jesse Jackson apparently scoffed at JFK’s imagery, rephrasing it this way: “Rising tides don’t lift all … Continue reading “A Rising Tide…
Be decisive, make progress, prepare your clients This has been a tough two weeks for me. My father passed away two weeks ago, quite suddenly. He was 92 and had lived a very good life; he enjoyed what he did, and he was always willing … Continue reading It’s time…
It’s Valentine’s Day, so why not post about love? I’ve titled this post: “I Love (?) My Job!” Yes, I know I should be writing about how much I love my wife (I do! I do!), but how many of us can say the title … Continue reading I Love (?) My Job!
Cogito, ergo sum is a philosophical precept by René Descartes presented in his Discourse on the Method. Cogito, ergo sum is Latin for “I think, therefore I am.” (Latin, as they say, is a dead language, and in high school it almost killed me.) In fact, the literal translation … Continue reading I Think, Therefore…I Am an Entrepreneur?