Let it go.

There is great power in letting go.  The understanding of this is the beginning of what can change your work and your life forever.  If your life or your business isn’t working the way you believe it should be it’s probably because you haven’t yet let go of something that’s in your way.  Something in your…

“It’s easier to be hip than good.”

The New York Nets pulled out all the stops when the new owners took over.  In today’s New York Times, Howard Beck writes of themassive hype the surrounded the NBA team….the giant mural of the international hip-hop icon and the Russian billionaire owners, under the heading “The Blueprint For Greatness”….the chic new uniforms, the cool arena,…

Are You Great at What Doesn’t Work Anymore?

What used to work: Listening to the customer.  Gathering information. What works today: Informing the customer.  Delivering insights. What used to work: Advertising and marketing. What works today: Quality and consistency. What used to work: Hype. What works today: Performance.  The internet killed hype. (see TripAdvisor.com) What used to work: People bought the chutney because…