If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. REALLY?

ld adages die hard. My favorite sneakers (excluding my red velvet Clydes), were the ever reliable Converse All Stars.  Yes, and they made a comeback only 35 years later or so after its hey day (http://qz.com/129238/how-converse-went-from-bankruptcy-to-a-1-4-billion-business/). But, was its demise really necessary?  Why didn’t the company “pivot” from its All-American message sooner? My answer: they […]

Can’t we all just work together?

This image captures the divide between big ideas and implementation.  It isn’t too difficult to walk around that wall, talk to real people on the other side, and explain why your strategy is good for everyone: customer, company and team (the whole team).  Good ideas turn into work for someone, and they need to know […]