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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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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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Robyn Benincasa on Building World Class Teams with Essential Leadership Lessons : How Winning Works

What is true leadership? Keynote speaker Robyn Benincasa leads by example. Robyn Benincasa dropped me a copy of her newly minted New York Times bestselling book entitled How Winning Works : 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth (Harlequin). I’m really glad she did! As you know I read  lots and lots […]

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ro khanna, entrepreneurial nation why manufacturing is still key to americas

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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Dan Ariely - The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves

Book Interview Dan Ariely – The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves

New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely recently released another thought-provoking book, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves. Dan was kind enough to answer some questions. If you are not familiar with Dan, you should read his bio fully so that you understand the unique life experiences that […]

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Suddenly in Charge by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Suddenly in Charge : Roberta Chinsky Matuson Book Interview

Recently I read Roberta Chinsky Matuson’s Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down and Succeeding All Around(Niocolas Brealey). Really unique book, especially the managing up part, as I’ve never seen extensive writing about that issue previously. Insightful stuff. Roberta was kind enough to grant an interview. In the chapter on Office Politics you mention the […]

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