Make Mistakes, Just Not Stupid Ones

Make Mistakes, Just Not Stupid Ones “It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.” -Charlie Munger More great advice from Charlie Munger, HOWEVER…not being stupid is NOT the same as not making mistakes. Fear of making mistakes [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|Categories: Lessons Learned|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Do Tim Tebow, Le’Veon Bell And John Boyd Have In Common?

What Do Tim Tebow, Le’Veon Bell And John Boyd Have In Common? Tim Tebow took the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011. He took over the quarterback job after a 1-3 start under another quarterback and took the team to a win in the first round of the playoffs. Tebow never got another start [...]

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

Ask... ...forgiveness for a failed, brave idea (but not permission to pursue it). ...for a peer’s perspective. ...for a leader’s lessons from their journey. ...for a customer’s feelings about your product or service. ...why not when your idea is rejected. ...why until you get to the root cause.

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Lessons Learned|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Wisdom From Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger: “It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. There must be some wisdom in the folk saying: ‘It’s the strong swimmers who drown.’ ” -From Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Books, Lessons Learned|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There Is a Secret to Profitability in The Online Age and You Probably Already Know It

There Is a Secret to Profitability in The Online Age and You Probably Already Know It On a recent shopping trip (an infrequent event for me) to Downtown Summerlin for dress slacks I visited Macy’s and Dillard’s. My perception prior to the trip was that these two retailers were very similar. Indeed, in terms of [...]

5 Lessons from the Trump Campaign

5 Lessons from the Trump Campaign Most business people are thinking about the impact of Trump's presidency on their business. We may be able to have a greater impact on our businesses by focusing on lessons from his winning campaign strategy. When an outcome so shocks the common wisdom, there must be factors at play [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Forecasting, Lessons Learned|Tags: , , |0 Comments