The Consultant’s Canticle

January 11th, 2012 § permalink

Client work involves infinite well springs of patience.

The Entrepreneur’s Secret

January 3rd, 2012 § permalink

Your willingness is try often, take chances, accept criticism and blaze your own trail is worth a Hell of a lot more than your SWOT analysis.

The Referee’s Loaded Pistol

January 2nd, 2012 § permalink

Understand the rules just well enough not to shoot yourself in the foot.

Gordon’s Rule

December 16th, 2011 § permalink

Fear, hope and greed are the only universal motivators in business.

Andretti’s Business Seminar

December 16th, 2011 § permalink

One of your core business questions should be whether you are adapting fast enough to get out in front of the curve before you crash into the hard shoulder.

On Beauty and Porcelain Thrones

December 12th, 2011 § permalink

Having a flawless, seamless product is great for commodities like, say, toilet paper but it’s death for the sorts of character-driven businesses that modern economics demands of us.

Machiavelli’s Proportionality

December 1st, 2011 § permalink

The desire for power is always inversely proportional to the responsibility required to wield it.

The Proportionality Law of Outsourcing

November 22nd, 2011 § permalink

The greater number of words in your job title the less likely it is to be outsourced away.

The First Law of Storytelling

November 21st, 2011 § permalink

People forget that great stories are based on deeply flawed characters willing to try just a little bit harder than their fellow man.

The Entrepreneur’s Law of Basic Construction

November 18th, 2011 § permalink

Successful business is about being able to constantly change the basic foundations of what you do without anyone noticing the difference.

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