Unconventional Thinking

May, 2006

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Open Letter To Tom Cruise.

Thursday, May 25th, 2006 by Mark

Tom, I saw your new movie last night in a near empty theater. A Tom Cruise blockbuster first of summer action fest and the theater was as vacant as a Hampton

The Day of The Walking Dead

Monday, May 22nd, 2006 by Mark

I remember an encounter with a boss a few months after I started one of my first jobs, post college. The guy, who looked like 90 but was probably just 40, advised that

All The Rules for Business Success Are Lies

Thursday, May 18th, 2006 by Mark

Allow me to share with you a key philosophy from my new book, Your Management Sucks!
All the


Thursday, May 11th, 2006 by Mark

I attended a trade show a few weeks ago on behalf of my client, Technon, marketers of products to protect people from the scourge of terrorist attacks. As I wandered through the convention hall, I noticed that nearly every booth touted Israeli products as the platinum standard for anti-terrorism.
Embedded in this observation is an interesting [...]

Bill, do everyone a favor: Quit.

Monday, May 8th, 2006 by Mark

So the NY Times reports that our friend, Ford CEO William Ford, is holding a three-day off-site retreat with his senior managers with a primary focus on advising him on where he is falling short. Advising him on where he is falling short! He needs a Retreat for that? Folks, stay in your offices and [...]

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