To Sleaze or Not. That is the Question.

Ho hum, yet another tycoon disappointing his family, pissing off a mistress, losing a wife. So what’s new? Not much, but this story intrigues me. (Okay, so I’m easily distracted.) It lands smack dab on top of a string of stories from Tiger Woods (not him again), to John Edwards (didn’t we know this all …

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Lessons From Kindergarten For the First Time CEO

I've worked with more than my share of first time CEOs. All of them strikingly intelligent, charismatic, and each with a deep level of experience in product development, sales, or marketing. Generally nice guys. Their profiles have varied from the bombastic top sales guy who can sell ice to residents of Antarctica, the former uber-cool …

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reBlog from altitudebranding.com: Breaking A Goal Into Metrics

I found this fascinating quote today: I keep hearing folks all over the place struggling with how to distill appropriate metrics from the goals they set. We’re still looking for some holy grail of turn-key metrics sets – the “accepted” ones that everyone uses. But here’s the thing: standard metrics are useless unless they specifically …

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What Matters Now?

Everyone seems to be asking that question and here’s a cool little e-book I ran across that seems useful to pondering. It’s a collection of essays written by some very respected thinkers and creators and published by Seth Godin. Check out the impressive line up cloud. Uploaded with plasq's Skitch! The opening essay “Generosity” by …

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Babies Crawl on Washington to Save The Planet

Even the babies are getting into the act led by my new favorite brand Seventh Generation. Now that’s what I call progress, and a very sweet brand experience. Okay, they’re digital babies but they’re still cute and they have something to fuss about. 80,000 untested toxic chemicals on the market to be exact. This is …

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The Power of Genuine Values

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite days of the whole year. Everyone seems actively involved in reflecting on their lives, their progress and the areas where they’d like to grow. I’ve been fortunate to participate in this process with many successful businesses over the years. For an analyst at heart, there’s nothing more …

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SF Kids Improv Theater Tells Collective Story of Life

Creative ones under the silver bridge In his book “A Whole New Mind,” Daniel Pink writes, “The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate.” Almost everyone I’ve come into contact with this year has put “meaning” …

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