Every time I'm referred to a social media post on consulting written by a professor somewhere I'm aghast at the complexity and irrelevancy of the message. Professors who moonlight as consultants are like those LA waiters who tell you they're
The ferry system taking cars from the mainland (Hyannis) to Nantucket is hopelessly overcrowded. People begin making reservations for the summer in January, when first allowed. The computer system frequently breaks down, the phone lines are impossible waits. Nothing has
I’m sitting here wondering about what to write. But it’s not what you might think. I’m not trying to come up with a subject. I’m trying to “cull” from a plethora of topics. Michelangelo famously said that he created the magnificent
You must know the story of the wolves who envied domesticated dogs—with their shelter, food, medical care, toys—until they asked what the collars were for. It's the same being an independent, solo consultant as opposed to working for one of the
A volunteer, someone doing pro bono work, anyone offering free help, does not, in doing so, abrogate their professional responsibilities or conduct. I told a volunteer at a fund-raiser once that he was late and had caused us to be short-handed.
Someone asked me why I created Sentient Strategy® with such a "short-term" look at the future (12-18 months). Aside from what I think is the obvious—in this day and age it's foolhardy to believe you can intelligently organize for five
Our search for perfection is really an excuse not to risk our egos. We're not so much seeking a better result as trying to insulate ourselves from any critique, any chance of failure, any negative feedback. Innovation has nothing to do