Category Archives: Best Practices

Don’t re-invent the wheel

Last Days Of The American Cowboy


Every culture has a mythology. It tells us about how we see ourselves. For example, America has two distinctly different worlds of work. On the one hand, we have highly educated and highly paid professionals… lawyers, doctors, financial experts, consultants. … Continue reading

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Capitalism 2.0: Pay For What You Use!


In the 2nd grade, my homeroom teacher loved to have unscheduled ethics tests. Her favorite was, “As you walk down the street, and you see a wallet lying on the ground. The wallet is filled with cash. What do you … Continue reading

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Capitalism & Social Good: The World’s Greatest Super Team


Charities and Foundations do good, across the globe. Schools, hospitals, museums, environmental groups, senior homes, and animal rights… not-for-profits get the job done! Not-for-profits have a special place in society because they do so much for society. But not-for-profits are … Continue reading

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The Meatless Revolution Has Arrived!


Meatless used to mean deprivation! Going meatless meant sacrifice… for religious reason, because your cholesterol is high, you might even want to save the planet from global warming. Sacrifice! Today, though, a switch from meat to meatless is probably more … Continue reading

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Impact Investing… The Next Wave Has Arrived


Impact Investing is a simple idea that is taking the world by storm. How did it become so important, so quickly? Continue reading

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Airplanes By The Numbers: The A380 Is Dead, The 737 Is Back In The Air, & The 787 is Grounded Again


As passengers squeeze into ever smaller seats for increasingly delayed flights, a war has been raging for between airline manufacturers. In America’s corner we have the Boeing Company, the world’s biggest Airplane manufacturer. In Europe’s corner we have AirBus, an … Continue reading

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ESG… Impact Investors Rank “Good Guy” Companies


What gives and investor the confidence to fund a business? Do you know if business you want to invest in is run by “Good Guys”? Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark Theme Park Fails


Remember the children’s story from the Bible, “Noah’s Ark?” That’s the one where 4,000 years ago a small middle eastern family builds the world’s largest boat, sails through the world’s most catastrophic flood, while managing the world’s largest animal rescue? … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability… Why Growing Up Is A Growing Problem!


Many America families have a child with intellectual disabilities (ID) – autism, Downs Syndrome, a traumatic head injury, and many other conditions. These children may never fully developing their mental capabilities. They will grow older, but they may never fully … Continue reading

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Project Manager: The Best New Career For Operation Managers?


I recently read an article by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, “Re-Humanising Work and Organizations Through Projects“. Antonio raises an interesting point. Typical positions in operation have changed. Automation and management systems have taken over.  Operations managers once had great latitude and followed their instincts, … Continue reading

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