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My Arizona buddy Pete just sent me the link to a really fascinating article by BusinessWeek online that chronicles the bold experiment by Best Buy to “smash the clock” and not require headquarter employees to observe any kind of fixed time schedule. In my rant to CEOs awhile back, my point #8 was “Focus on […]

My Arizona buddy Pete just sent me the link to a really fascinating article by BusinessWeek online that chronicles the bold experiment by Best Buy to “smash the clock” and not require headquarter employees to observe any kind of fixed time schedule. In my rant to CEOs awhile back, my point #8 was “Focus on […]

As I was browsing the magazine rack at the Newark airport last week, I saw the cover of Newsweek with the picture of Patricia Dunn, embattled Chairman of Hewlett Packard’s board.  I read the story with great interest for the following two reasons: I used to work for Patricia Dunn many years ago at my […]

After my whirlwind event on Tuesday night at the launch of Greenstone Media (more stories to follow, once I get my hands on a couple of pictures for the post …  just to give a flavor, have you ever been to an event with Gloria Steinem, the lead singer of Twisted Sister and Deborah Norville […]

I read the news today that Intel plans to cut 10,500 jobs, or 10% of its workforce.  Savings are said to be about $3B a year after the inevitable couple years of adjustment.  Whenever I read things like that, I can’t help but think about the dramas unfolding tonight in the kitchens and living rooms […]

This month’s Get a Life issue focuses around a topic hot in the minds of potential entrepreneurs: How do I find time to plan my business when I have the responsibilities of a day job, errands and family? Here are some ways I came up with (details in the article link above): Create a master […]

A number of you asked for the downloadable version of my Flash movie My Declaration of Independence to play at those moments when interminable meetings and cube life get the best of you. Find it on YouTube here. My secret wish … that you “accidentally” play it instead of your canned, boring presentation at a […]

A number of you asked for the downloadable version of my Flash movie My Declaration of Independence to play at those moments when interminable meetings and cube life get the best of you. Find it on YouTube here. My secret wish … that you “accidentally” play it instead of your canned, boring presentation at a […]

Happy anniversary to me!

OK, please allow me a moment of tremendous self-indulgence … I was talking with a reporter today and he asked me how long it had been since I left my corporate job.  I scratched my forehead, looked at the calendar and did the math – and realized that the last day I wore pantyhose as […]

Just in time for Peru’s Independence Day (What, you didn’t know that it was tomorrow?), we have put the final touches on my Flash movie/inspirational message My Declaration of Independence. I sat up in bed late at night on June 21 (Summer Solstice) and thought "Wouldn’t it be fun to create a little multimedia message […]