Our Latest Book

Our Thinking

I Want to Be a Distraction.

March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many Democrats, as well as a few Republicans, like Senator John McCain, have said that Congressman Devin Nunes should step down from his position as head of the House Intelligence Committee, because he is becoming “a distraction.” This is a word with meaning that is peculiar to Washington, like “reconciliation” or “sequester.” It means your…

Read More

Most Companies Love Innovation But Hate Change.

March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

These days, the start-up incubator run by big companies has become a kind of corporate fashion accessory. All the cool guys have one. I assume there are two objectives: first, maybe they will come up with an idea that can be developed in their sector; second, maybe this will create a more innovative atmosphere around…

Read More

The Velvet Rope Revolution

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost every successful revolution, including that of Donald Trump, has expanded its base with a growing refrain: “You are not alone!” This is what allows it to grow and shape itself into something meaningful. With Trump’s election, the Democrats and progressive commentariat have settled into what they call “The Resistance.” And the overwhelming refrain of…

Read More

Most Companies Are Training Their Leaders To Fail.

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The model for training leaders in most businesses today is broken; it’s hopelessly obsolete – developed for a different age, a different business environment and a different work force than we have today. It was developed by and for market leading companies, by business incumbents, but it’s even failing them today. For many decades, those…

Read More

Insurgent Leadership in the Age of Trump

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

How the Seven Principles That Won the White House Can Help You Win in Today’s Hypercompetitive Business Environment Most people around the world—probably including Donald John Trump—were shocked by the outcome of the 2016 general election. We were not. What happened in November was the product of an insurgent candidate in an insurgent campaign led…

Read More