Less Is More

Less Is More

There was a time when you needed a team of people to get a simple task done. And everything was manual, it took longer and was more involved. People were the answer to all your problems. The more issues you had the more people you needed. Today, not so much. And thank goodness. I’m not saying let’s replace people with robots, not at all. I think the virtual assistant will probably come into its own one day, but they will never capture the subtle nuances that come with working closely and in tandem with a real human being. If you have Clutter you know what I’m talking about, right? Clutter manages to de-clutter just about everything, and I mean things I don’t want it to remove. No subtlety here. Total different subject, but one that is on the docket for future exploration.

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Friends That Work Together?

Friends That Work Together?

I have the distinct pleasure of working with some women that I have known for years. They are incredibly smart, really fun and down to earth. I trust them implicitly, and the best part of all is that on most occasions we can ‘read each other’s mail.’ It’s basically a real relief to not have to train them in the ways of public relations.

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What’s In A Title?

What’s In A Title?

Back in the day titles really meant something in business. If you wanted to move up the ladder you would get there faster if your title had weight and meaning. And by meaning there had to be a VP or Pres in the offing. But the C-Word, that really carried power. Because let’s face it, everyone wants to be a chief someday - at least most of the ambitious people I’ve known over the years.

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The Creatives are Running the Asylum

The Creatives are Running the Asylum

Coming out of the manufacturing era (of course we’re still in it, really), running a business was about process. And so were management styles. They would have to be, to get the job done. Today, with the advent of businesses focused on delivering less tangible assets and more intellectual platforms, that admittedly still need ‘things’ to work, business is having to reinvent it’s way of managing both processes and people.

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