Urban Nomads:  Freedom to Roam

Urban Nomads: Freedom to Roam

Whenever I think of the multitude of phone companies today, I remember that once upon a time, there was ONE phone company.  Yes, one – “Ma Bell”.  On the AT&T website, they proudly post this fact: “For much of its history, AT&T and its Bell System functioned as a legally sanctioned, regulated monopoly.”  While on paper this makes a degree…

How Technology Can Encourage the Human Element

How Technology Can Encourage the Human Element

Much has been written on the mechanics of using social networking and collaborative community environments to develop a pipeline of contacts for business development activities. Rather than deliver more “best practices” on this topic, we decided it would be more useful to discuss a few personal experiences thus demonstrating the practical results of effectively applying technology….

Leadership for the Business Battlefield

Leadership for the Business Battlefield

“Man down! Heat casualty! Candidate, get his temperature!  Now! Get a measurement! “Roger that, sir.  He’s hot, 104.” “Corpsman!  Quickly, we have a possible heat stroke here!” This emergency unfolded during a field exercise more than 20 years ago at Officer CandidateSchool at the United States Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. We were training in full combat gear on a muggy, 95 degree day…

Podcast: Operational Excellence, Temper Tantrums, Professional Reading and Flowing Robes

Podcast: Operational Excellence, Temper Tantrums, Professional Reading and Flowing Robes

Fighter pilots, Grunt and Boom, kick it around with PLinc and OpEx Society’s Founder, Joe “JP” Paris and discuss Operational Excellence, Temper Tantrums, Professional Reading and Flowing Robes. This is the INTERNET VERSION of the show, uncut/unedited and with lots of YUKS and CHUCKLES. Click here to listen.