Unconventional Thinking

February, 2009

The Crowd Always “No’s” Best

Friday, February 27th, 2009 by Mark

I had lunch the other day with a lovely woman I know whose husband died suddenly two months ago. He had been a passionate parachutist and even in the early days of their flaming romance that lasted nearly a decade, he told her that if he were ever near death, she should ignore the doctors, [...]

There Is No Such Thing As Business……There Is Only Life

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 by Mark

It amazes me when I see smart people sitting around a conference table, an 800-pound gorillla of a business opportunity or challenge looking them square in the face

Out Of The Wilderness And Into An MBA

Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Mark

When my business was in its early years, and my sons were 11 and 13, I hired them as consultants. In a way.
I would ask them to join me for hikes at Ward Pound Ridge, Audobon Wilderness trails and Mianus River Preserve that stretched out in a bucolic radius around our home. I would start [...]

Rubic’s Cube And The Violin

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 by Mark

You come home and you find two objects before you: a Rubics Cube and a violin. You have never learned to master either and you decide this is the time to start. You will select one. Which shall it be?
Before you answer, let’s start by realizing that these are more than complex instruments: [...]

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