See The Forest Through The Trees

24 07, 2016

What Would You Do?

2016-11-01T07:56:38+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

So you are trapped in a room with only 15 minutes of air left. The room is made of steel, the door is made from steel, its air tight and the door is locked. You do not have a key, there is no window and the air is getting stale. What do you do?

17 07, 2016

Ridiculous Interview Questions

2016-11-01T08:09:48+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

There is nothing at all wrong with taking advice from successful business people. But sometimes, this advice is not only wrong, it's also absurd. Especially when it comes to hiring.

26 06, 2016

Life In A Do-It-Yourself Project

2016-11-01T08:15:09+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to...

6 06, 2016

Ludicrous Leadership Award For The Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

2016-11-01T08:29:18+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

My newest Ludicrous Leadership Awards goes to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald. On Monday, May 23, 2016, this knucklehead compared hospital wait times for veterans with Disneyland wait lines and customer satisfaction. Specifically, he said "When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important? What’s important is, what’s your satisfaction with the experience?” McDonald's statement is so ludicrous Disney responded...

30 05, 2016

In Honor Of Our Veterans

2016-11-01T08:30:45+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

On this Memorial day, we CELEBRATE those who made the ultimate Scarface.

23 05, 2016

Do You Have Change Blindness?

2016-11-01T08:33:31+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

This past week I was having after dinner cigars and cognac with CFO of an entrepreneurial company I have worked with for over a decade. We were discussing new changes he was implementing in their business including a new billing protocol, software, and business development practices to name a few. The first thing I did was...

16 05, 2016

Are You Making This Management Decision Mistake?

2016-11-01T08:34:59+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

I remember helping a company Asia prepare for the transition to the new CEO. During the pre-planning, the issue of "trust in management" came up. The incoming CEO asked the executive team to rate it between 1-10. The outgoing CEO said it was an eight, but the executive team's answers ranged from 7 to as low as 3. Before it turned into an argument, the incoming CEO gave me a look for help, so I...

9 05, 2016

Why Commonality Of Language Is Important For Your Business

2016-11-01T08:40:30+00:00 See The Forest Through The Trees|

We can’t find Mexican food in Mexico, a real story! My friend John Assaraf (New York Times Best Selling Author) and CEO of Neuro Gym were in Acapulco, Mexico for our family New Year’s Eve vacation. Our trips always revolve around great conversations, having fun and excellent food. Like many well-travelled families, we like to go native with our cuisine, but we couldn’t find any Mexican food on the menu during lunch.