Ten Outcomes in a Post-COVID-19 Economy

COVID-19 is the economic equivalent of a wildfire.  The US economic landscape has blighted overnight and it will take time for new growth to appear.  So, I am stunned by the speculative timetables being put forth by politicians about when the US economy will get back...

Maximizing Shareholder Value is a Dumb Idea

With the recent passing of Jack Welch, GE’s iconic CEO, I wanted to highlight a moment in his career when he made a rare shift in his otherwise outspoken business philosophy.  In March 12th 2009 interview with FT Jack denounced the business objective of “maximizing...

Top Five Checklist for Business Conferences

We’ve all gotten these ubiquitous solicitations from business conference promoters and like me some of you click on the link to dig deeper into the promises. I have attended too many of these business conferences; initially as a participant and later a speaker. Based...

Strategic Planning for Small Business

What’s the Strategic Plan? This is one of the most over-used phases in business and implications of the answer can create anxiety in CEOs, boards and investors alike.  The strategic plan has taken a lot of hits in the business conversations lately, mostly questioning...