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Message for WCAS

Message for WCAS

I am looking forward to being with you for your IT Leader Meeting in La Jolla, San Diego on September 18th, in which we will explore the secrets of Enterprise Agility together.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work:   [Embedded Video]   Most people assume that AGILE is for software/IT departments and ... Read More »


Fail Again, Fail Better (Tim Hartford)

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The Way to Success

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The 5 Keys to Mastery: George Leonard

 The 5 Keys to Mastery: Surrender to Your Passion Practice.  Practice.  Practice. Getting a Good Guide Visualize the Outcome Play the Edge Read More »


AGILE Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors

AGILE Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors

There are more and more examples of Boards (or the lack of Boards) being part of an enterprise’s Fragility problem not its Agility solution.   This was the topic of a 2017 NYSE Corporate Board Member Magazine article:  The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards) One of the most shocking recent examples being GE:  Who’s Been Asleep at the ... Read More »


Message for Harris Supply Solutions

3 Questions: How is our landscape shifting? What opportunities and threats are taking shape on the horizon? Externally in our industry/market space? Internally in our corporate environment? We will be doing The VUCA Report survey a few weeks prior to the event, which will provide us a data set answering the question:  What VUCA are we experiencing? (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity ... Read More »


Chief Agility Officer

Chief Agility Officer

Some great articles relating to this: Why now is the time to appoint a Chief Agility Officer Now is time for a new entrant to the board – the chief agility officer, with executive responsibility for transforming how work gets done in an organization, not what works gets done. A disruptive influencer, the chief agility officer will relentlessly focus on ... Read More »


“It takes not one but two entrepreneurs to build a great company” Rocket Fuel Book

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Solving 3 Rubik’s Cubes while Juggling!

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The Wisdom of a 3rd Grade Dropout

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Infographic: Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions

Infographic: Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions Read More »


Foot In Mouth: 43 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit

Foot In Mouth: 43 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit

Foot In Mouth: 43 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit Read More »


Temecula City YouTube Channel

Temecula City YouTube Channel

Temecula City YouTube Channel Read More »


Temecula Magazine 2018

Temecula Magazine 2018

A great overview of Temecula:  Temecula Magazine 2018 Read More »


Temecula State of the City 2018

Temecula State of the City 2018

Great things continuing to shape up for Temecula – see the video below of this year’s State of the City Address (once all the preliminaries are done, the meat of it starts at minute 19:05) Also visit:  Landing page at Temecula City website. Each year, the City places its highest priority on public safety so this year we are shining ... Read More »


Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? GE!

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  GE!

Update June 20th 2018:  CNBC:  GE booted from the Dow, to be replaced by Walgreens Industrial giant General Electric is out of the Dow Jones industrial average and will be replaced by drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance. GE was one of the original components of the index of 30 stocks in 1896. It has been a continuous member since 1907, ... Read More »


TEDx Temecula

TEDx Temecula

Temecula is on the map with TEDx Temecula. 2018 Absurdity 2017 On the Brink 2016 Reverberate 2015 Masquerade 2014 Inside Out 2013 The Next Stage 2012 Sunshine Through the Mist Must speak there one day.  Spoke at TEDx La Jolla a few years ago.  Read More »


Your AGILITY Challenge & The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

Your AGILITY Challenge & The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

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AGILE Scrum Meetings at Online Trading Academy

AGILE Scrum Meetings at Online Trading Academy

Great post about daily/weekly scrum meetings we started having at Online Trading Academy in their monthly newsletter.  It was the first thing I put in place at the front of the on-ramp to an even more AGILE future.  I am having a blast working with such a great team, such a great business and such a great founder/entrepreneur.  The case-study ... Read More »


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 »


The New New School of AGILE: Online Trading Academy Lunch & Learn (including The Marshmallow Challenge!)

The New New School of AGILE:  Online Trading Academy Lunch & Learn (including The Marshmallow Challenge!)

Introducing the new school of AGILE thinking to all employees at Online Trading Academy, through a lunch and learn workshop, a video and the newsletter.  It was one of the first things I did at the front of the on-ramp to an even more AGILE future. I am having a blast working with such a great team, such a great ... Read More »

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