Outrun the Bears

Did you hear the story about the two hikers and the bear? As the bear begins to chase the hikers, one of them drops to the ground and puts on sneakers. The other says “You’re crazy! You can’t outrun a bear!” To which the first person replies, “I don’t have to outrun the bear. I […]
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What is Strategy?

This is a summary of a discussion on strategy by Mark Nyman The first principle of strategy is that it describes the creation of two things: Differentiation Distinction Having a great goal, such as “We want to be in the top 5,” doesn’t help describe what creates differentiation and distinction in the market. You must be able to answer those questions. […]
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Accountability? What’s That?

Accountability must be one of the most misunderstood terms in business.  It is talked about and bragged about in every which way by all and sundry, yet accountability seems to be forever missing in action.  Part of the problem is how we often think of accountability as an assignment, as in “I’m holding you accountable […]
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