When wrong is the best way to right. In the name of hyper-innovation, growth, and ROI/C metrics the enterprise has a never-ending demand for competence from its manager and employee cultures. Could anything be missing in the constant push for topnotch expertise in...read more
Sgt. Pepper’s is having its 50th anniversary this year, with a super deluxe reissue version released today. Although Lennon was responsible for the two best songs, the album was McCartney’s concept and he wrote or co-wrote nine of the thirteen tracks. He’s the only...read more
"Culture," Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year in 2014, is one of the most overused and least understood terms in the tech industry. As solution providers grapple with an epochal shift to the cloud -- with many aiming to transition toward a strategic service provider...read more
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE The jungle of your business culture that is. Let's just hope you don't feel like Margaret Meade in your own office, crouching behind the copy machine, observing your employee culture. This excerpt of my book, read by me, is a brief introduction...read more
“Some people live and learn. Never was lucky that way,” once sang Boz Scaggs. If you tremble at the thought of starting another year repeating ineffective business strategies –– or that your management career has somehow turned into a Boz Scaggs song –– here are five...read more
This is not soft stuff. This is the stuff of hardcore results. The companies that bring us in to do this work either to build a brandable customer experience or transform and protect their employee and manager cultures. We...read more
Let’s assume for a minute that the folks running Starbucks are real people who are provoked enough by a social issue to use their large stage to talk about it. Can a company ever do so in a way that is considered credible and appropriate by its customers? This is a...read more
I’m so sick of musicians and their wretched excesses. Wretched healthy excesses, I mean. The more any great artist improves their personal condition, the more their professional work tumbles in bland decline. It never fails: They get their crap together and their...read more
Stan visits the Rackspace Studios in San Francisco to talk with Robert Scoble about revolutionizing company cultures in the tech world. Slap is renowned for achieving maximum commitment in manager, employee and customer cultures—-the three...read more
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