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Warren Buffett: Why The Media Went Rogue

October 30, 2017

82% of the world distrusts the media. What happened? Video of Warren Buffet: The Media's Biggest Sin Warren Buffett realized something he never told anyone before. He has spent more time talking to journalists than any CEO in America. The reason he says is partially because he’s in his 80’... read more

Fire a misfit, discover a genius

October 11, 2017

Why Getting Fired Could Be The Best Thing For Your Career Jerry Seinfeld realized it as soon as he read the script: his part was missing. Oprah Winfrey learned the news in a different way. The network told her she was too emotional on camera and demoted the future media mogul to television’s... read more

Women On Board: The Global Solution

October 2, 2017

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” — Sherlock Holmes Every board is different in its own way. Each will find a solution to diversity that works for its market, the company culture, and the times we live in. Below you will see my... read more

Women In The Boardroom: A Guide for Journalists

October 2, 2017

The media loves to write about the boardroom. It would help if they understood what really goes on there “The capacity of the mind to solve complex problems is very small compared with the size of the proble— Herbert Simon The Consultant’s Tale For a business journalist, writing about corporate... read more

Women In The Boardroom and Silicon Hypocrisy

October 2, 2017

In the land of Google and Facebook, diversity is worshipped everywhere but the boardroom “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein When a company is added to the S&P 500, it is like being drafted by the major leagues. Warren... read more

Steve Jobs Didn’t Invent Innovation, He Nurtured It

October 2, 2017

The Apple founder reminds us, we often destroy people’s best ideas because of our need to criticize. “Vision without execution is hallucination.” — Walter Isaacson For someone with lousy people skills, Steve Jobs knew how to bring out the best in us. If you were especially creative, he gave you a ‘... read more

Experience Beats Credentials In The Emergency Room. Why Not The C Suite?

October 2, 2017

After a doctor performs a procedure for the 60th time, we see better outcomes. Should we be thinking about how we choose a CEO? A man shot in the chest traveling in the back of an ambulance at 90 mph has one decision to make. Should he go to the local community hospital with extensive experience in... read more

Facebook And Google Are Male Dynasties. There Is a Better Way.

October 2, 2017

An innovative approach to recruiting board directors will fix the gender problem and spur economic growth. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein When a company is added to the S&P 500, it is like being drafted by the major... read more

Elon Musk Is Helping P&G Break The Advertising Habit

September 28, 2017

Tesla has become the most valuable automobile brand in America after shunning a dealer network and discarding traditional advertising. It turns out these were not coincidences. “Ads are dead. The future is about things people want, not things they must endure.” — Lou Paskalis, Bank of America First... read more

How To Disagree With The Boss by General David Petraeus

September 21, 2017

In my interview with America’s most decorated war hero, General David Petraeus, now a partner of private equity firm KKR, we discussed his time in the Oval Office and the importance of sticking with principles, even when the recipient doesn’t want to hear it. The first lesson a senior executive... read more