Jun
30

The Gold in Green is “Fool’s Gold”

It seems the tides are turning for the economics of "green", and the luster may be off the rose in "CleanTech". Why should this be a surprise? Take a look at the latest article from Reuters.com. "Venture firms seek light green tech bets" http://tinyurl.com/5wlckrc .It seems that all of the people who expected to "cash in" ...

Jun
21

H.A.L.T. – a basic rule of decision making for success

Decision making for success is a paradox. We commonly do it automatically, without stopping to  pay attention to our own state of mind and presence while we are trying to make decisions we will not regret later. How many decisions, made in haste, do you wish you could take back?... Decision making is a leadership skill, ...

Jun
20

It takes a village

My autistic son just finished his junior year of high school with a 4.0 grade average - for the entire year! We cried, his teachers cried, he cried. The tears of joy, amazement, accomplishment, recognition of hard work, travail and group collaboration, coupled with pride, were simply amazing. Years ago, we were told he would probably never ...

Jun
14

The Great Automobile Placebo

The recovery act apparently saved our economy and many of the traditional pillars of our economy, like the automobile industry. Part of the recovery act was a commitment to save these pillars plus a commitment to alternative energy, alternative fuels and alternative energy vehicles Saving our auto industry and then re-visioning it, harnessing the economic power ...

Feb
07

Inquiring minds…

Inquiring Minds want to know…… Unfortunately, you don’t know what you don’t know, until you know it. And as a consequence one of the greatest problems for entrepreneurs and their organizations is that they cannot get out of their own way in order to go to the next step of their own success. Because they don’t know ...

Feb
07

Can I borrow your watch?

Have you ever heard the sarcastic line about the role of a consultant, where the client hires the consultant to tell the time, and the consultant asks “Can I borrow your watch?”. This goes along with the attitude of “I hired you to fix my problems, not ask a lot of ...