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My Thoughts on Susan L Wagner of BlackRock Joining Apple’s Board

Apple appointed Susan L Wagner to their board of directors yesterday and people have been contacting me to ask if that is the same BlackRock I once worked at. in the 1990’s. The answer is yes! Here is the announcement: CUPERTINO, California—July 17, 2014—Apple® today announced that Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of […]

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Emanuel Rosen Interview About His New Book Absolute Value

Remember Emanuel Rosen? Author of Anatomy of Buzz and Anatomy of Buzz Revisited? He is out with a new book entitled Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information with co-author Itamar Simonson. To me, the book is a highly thoughtful trip down the changes of the Internet and the […]

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Interview of Daniel Isenberg on the Potential To Launch Contrarian Business Ideas Successfully and His Top Entrepreneurship Book

Daniel Isenberg has likely written one of the most important books on entrepreneurship I’ve ever seen. It is not about pitch decks or pitching venture capitalists for funding. The book entitled, Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, actually discusses something far more important, the stories of people who had […]

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Most Interesting Things I Saw at Internet Retailer Conference & Expo 2013 (IRCE2013)

IRCE 2013 again had a jammed packed expo hall full of the best vendors in ecommerce. One of the first companies I encountered was Riskified. Riskified was one of the most unique new offerings that improves customer experience and business performance while reducing merchant risk that I saw at IRCE2013. Eido Gal is passionate about […]

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Ted Matthews Interview : The Real Meaning of ‘Brand’ is Outstanding Culture

At the back of John Warrillow’s Built to Sell, I saw a book mentioned as a must read. That book is Brand : It ain’t the logo*. The asterisk stands for “It’s what people think of you.” This perspective matches and aligns with my own views quite closely. After a short chat with Ted Matthews […]

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Bestselling Author John Mackey – Conscious Capitalism 2013 Book Tour Chicago Stop

John Mackey came to Chicago Wednesday and gave a powerful , paradign-shifting soul-awakening speech about his new book Conscious Capitalism to the Economic Club of Chicago. The event was led by John A Canning Jr., Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners. Question and answers were moderated by Mary Ann Childers. Later, I attended a second event […]

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Business Author Ro Khanna Discusses His Thought Provoking Book Entrepreneurial Nation

The nice folks at McGraw-Hill sent me a freshly minted copy of Ro Khanna’s new book Entrepreneurial Nation : Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future.  As someone who would like to help the CEOs and board of directors transform the sales and marketing of America’s manufacturers to make them into international growth companies, […]

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Jeffrey J. Fox on the Future Transformative CEO

Recently, I had the great pleasure of hosting a podcast with Jeffrey J. Fox on Total Picture Radio. Over the years, Jeffrey’s books have been a tremendously positive influence on me.  He did the crisp and clear short book to perfection before it became fashionable and without losing meaning.  As I study the book business […]

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