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A Letter to the Next Generation (or Two): Six Lessons That Will Change Your Life

POSTED ON October 29th  - POSTED IN A Letter to the Next Generation, Generation X Perspectives

When I was young(er), there existed a mechanism for what I’m about to tell you. Had you been born any time prior to that which you were, it’s likely that like me, you would have experienced it first-hand. It was called mentorship. You of course have heard of this mechanism, and perhaps think that you’ve […]

The Pitfalls of Selecting a Mentor Today

POSTED ON July 2nd  - POSTED IN Future Of Business

It’s tough these days to find a decent mentor. We live in a period of time here where credibility is based on the perception of capability, rather than the demonstration of it, and where credibility can be manufactured. With the general populous swayed by social media presence, Wikipedia, and the perceived validation that comes with […]

How to Work with Amateurs and Keep Your Sanity

POSTED ON February 12th  - POSTED IN Work Culture

I’ve been working as an advisor to large-scale global enterprise for the better part of 20 years, and in that time I’ve worked with folks whose business practices ranged from quirky, to poorly conceived, to questionable, to down right, bat-shit crazy. These people are known by many names, but I tend to call them: Amateurs. […]