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Monthly Archives: May 2018


Car Dealerships Face Conundrum: Get Big or Get Out plus Carvana and Car Vending Machines

Car Dealerships Face Conundrum: Get Big or Get Out plus Carvana and Car Vending Machines

Interesting reading about the future of the car industry. Car Dealerships Face Conundrum: Get Big or Get Out Carvana Launches in San Diego, Expanding West Coast Presence with Third California Market Carvana   Read More »


The Changing Landscape of Business Risk

The Changing Landscape of Business Risk

Great infographic using data from the 2017 Global Risk Management Survey done by insurance company Aon, it shows the top business risks according to 1,843 risk decision-makers from 33 industry sectors in over 60 countries:  The Changing Landscape of Business Risk.   “Failure to Innovate/Meet Customer Needs” rises from #6 in 2017 to #3 predicted in 2020.  That’s your agility ... Read More »


Speaking in Elkford, British Columbia, Canada

Speaking in Elkford, British Columbia, Canada

Had a great time in the mountains speaking in the mining community of Elkford BC. Read More »


Erin Peereboom Brings a Whole Brain Model to my Groups

Erin Peereboom Brings a Whole Brain Model to my Groups

You already know how much I LOVE whole-brained models.  Erin Peereboom did a fantastic job bringing one of the latest contemporary whole-brained  models to my Vistage groups this month, emergenetics. Here’s what caught my attention most of all about it being GREAT: My members did an online assessment before the meeting – they were all motivated to do it because ... Read More »


Vistage Member Jeff Zember’s Next Chapter: from Success to Significance

Vistage Member Jeff Zember’s Next Chapter:  from Success to Significance

It was a day of very mixed emotions this month as we said farewell to one of our founding members, Jeff Zember, after a very successful exit/sale of his business. Press release: Innovative Chemical Products Group Announces Acquisition of Pli-Dek. There is no prouder day for a Vistage Chair! Unprompted by me, Jeff said that the two best investments he ... Read More »


Recession-Ready & Depression-Dexterous?

Recession-Ready & Depression-Dexterous?

Are you ready to play chess with your economic future, with the dexterity required?  We just had our 2018 San Diego Vistage Executive Summit with an economic update from Alan Beaulieu, one of our favorite economists who we follow in the Vistage Community – The Beaulieu Brothers of ITR Economics. Here are the headlines I heard: Slowdown in the second ... Read More »


Recession Ready Plans ABCDEF

Recession Ready Plans ABCDEF

My Vistage members still talk about the Recession-Ready work I had them do back in 2006/7 after we heard from our Vistage economists who we follow that something big was coming, which turned into what we now call the “Great Recession”.   When do most people react to a recession?  Day 1 of a recession!  Which means it’s day 181 ... Read More »


Experience Vistage in Temecula/Murrieta Tuesday July 10th

Experience Vistage in Temecula/Murrieta Tuesday July 10th

Be our Guest to Experience the Power of a Vistage Peer Group. Tuesday July 10th, 8:00-5:00. Speaker: “Raise Revenues & Increase Profits by Creating a Totally Accountable Workplace” Mike Scot (Top ranked and award winning Vistage Speaker) Find out more about the first ever Temecula Valley Vistage CEO Group. Read More »


Transitioning My San Diego Vistage Groups to a GREAT new Vistage Chair, Brian Gates.

Transitioning My San Diego Vistage Groups to a GREAT new Vistage Chair, Brian Gates.

After 15 years of Chairing Vistage groups in San Diego it’s time to ride off into the sunset – the Temecula Valley Wine Country sunset that is, where I now live fulfilling a dream of a wine country home, where I will continue Chairing Vistage groups:  First Ever Temecula Vistage CEO Group I am delighted to be in the process ... Read More »


A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take You to the Top by Dr. Woody

A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take You to the Top by Dr. Woody

A great piece about one of my favorite topics of Passionate Purpose from at OTA’s Whole LOTA Love Newsletter:  A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take You to the Top by Dr. Woody. Read More »