All you need is love. There are only three sources of great passion that I know of. You either have to love what you do, love who you do it for, or both.

All You Need is Love

It’s been said: choose a job that you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.   This applies to everyone, and in particular to entrepreneurs. I truly believe that there is no point of starting your own company or business, unless you’re pursuing your passion.   Starting your own company […]

Strategy Lessons from the Military. Businesses can learn from the elite military forces, how to teach and practice strategic planning on a regular basis.

Strategy Lessons from the Military

I’m what you call a “big picture” person. I guess I have always been a strategic thinker. And, I first learned, and became passionate about strategic planning while I was serving as a commanding officer of a military combat unit. Most military forces, and definitely the top ones, teach and practice strategic planning on a regular […]

How to become a learning organization. Companies need to become learning organizations. Knowledge is the most critical competitive resource that they have.

How to Become a Learning Organization

As the famous saying goes: change is the only constant thing in our lives. Indeed, the rate of change has accelerated almost in every aspect of our lives. This includes climate, technology, economic, as well as political and social changes. The Half-Life of Knowledge One important effect of this rapid rate of change is the shrinking […]

3 key questions for a new start-up. Startups need to address these questions prior to raising money, or starting customer and product development efforts.

3 Key Questions for a New Start-up

When I work with entrepreneurs on developing their ideas, and starting their new ventures, I always start off with three main questions (and several other follow-on questions). Question 1: What problem or need are you trying to solve? First, a good idea must address a real problem or a need that people (or businesses) have. In […]

To Be Effective First Be Present

One of my previous bosses was a hard-working executive. He felt that in order to be successful and productive he should multitask whenever and where ever possible.   He would take long flights to attend important meetings with customers. Only during those meetings he would spend most of the time checking and replying to e-mails […]