Relationships

agriculture

This is a quote by Phillip Evans on p. 294 of Walter Kiechel’s The Lords of Strategy that I come back to on occasion. “In this emerging world,” according to Evans, “the key way to think about competitive advantage is to think about how to design an ecology in such a way to achieve goals you’re trying to pursue. To say that … Read More

Space

ice

People are not comfortable with silence.  It’s a void to be filled. Rushing in to fill this space can make you look impatient or sound unprepared. Speaking when the time is right requires active listening and patience.

Problems

maze

Sometimes the only way out is through.  As nice as it might be to take a short cut or find a workaround it’s not always possible at first. Tackling a problem head-on and working through it step by step forces you to set priorities and make choices. Only after understanding what you’re working with can you start to see how to … Read More