growth innovation

Process Can Kill Growth and Innovation

A friend of mine recommended a book called Traction. Have you heard of it? He thought that my consulting company and my software company could benefit from implementing The EOS Modelâ„¢. What is the EOS Modelâ„¢? Well, it’s a framework to help founders and CEOs understand everything from people to internal processes. Very simply, it’s…

Thoughts on Leading a Lonely Life

I just finished The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. The book chronicles the author’s experience with loneliness but also weaves in stories of art, AIDS, masculinity, feminism, sexual deviance, and the emergence of technology as a mechanism to overcome social isolation. Yeah, totally uplifting. But it was so superbly written that…

Together but Separate

I’m traveling a lot for work, over the next few months, and I’m sorta worried about my cat. Jake is 16 years old. He’s nearly deaf. Has a whole host of problems. We’re coming at him twice a day with medicine. And there’s nothing more that he wants to do than crawl up inside of…

Sexual Harassment and HR

Hold the phone. You know it’s the 90s when we’re discussing politics and sexual harassment. I received a barrage of email from disaffected readers who are aggrieved by yesterday’s article on human resources, sexual harassment, and Fox News. Aggrieved! The emails fall into one of two categories. My advice was horrible. Chicks lie. Let’s take…

Millennials Don’t Use LinkedIn

They say that millennials don’t use LinkedIn. Who says that? Everybody competing against LinkedIn, that’s who. But I think it’s probably true. Millennials don’t use LinkedIn because they just don’t have time in their lives to look at failed professional dreams, sad profile photos, and mediocre work histories. I don’t have time for that, either.…