Martin Pergler shares an article that explores risk appetite and how to address it as we move into phase two of COVID-19.  Act I of COVID response has been about broad societal measures to stop the pandemic from overwhelming the health system, e.g. physical distancing, pausing the economy, cutting travel; all to slow exponential […]


This tip is from an exercise we did last week in Tiago Forte’s Building a Second Brain course. Write down your twelve “favorite problems” and save in your notes app or desktop or some place you’ll see regularly. The idea being: by writing them down and reviewing periodically, your mind will be working on these problems in […]

  Caroline Taich can help you improve your strategic planning process by understanding what drives the differences in the team’s expectations.  Much of my work involves strategic planning. Over the years I have observed that there are different kinds of strategic plans, and different views on what constitutes an excellent plan. This can lead to […]


  Nora Ghaoui examines the limitations of artificial intelligence as it pertains to building a business strategy. If company strategies risk sounding the same when written by people, what happens when they get written by AI? In this post I examine an AI-generated strategy statement for what it says about the abilities of AI and […]

  As more companies seek mega mergers to dominate the marketplace, a new alliance is going to revolutionize how you access your meds. Kaihan Krippendorff uses Amazon’s recent expansion into pharmaceutical distribution to illustrate the importance of proximity in expanding and improving business offerings.    If you want to predict the path of innovation in […]

  Amanda Setili was recently interviewed by Colleen Francis  on LinkedIn Live where they discussed how the pandemic will improve certain areas of business for the employer, the employee, and the customer.   What a fun and thought provoking conversation with Colleen Francis today. We covered a lot of terrain, including: – How having a […]


LinkedIn launched a feature in July that lets you show people how to pronounce your name. If anyone has ever been unsure how to pronounce your name, consider taking thirty seconds to add the pronunciation to your profile. Just open the LinkedIn app, click to edit your profile, and click on the banner.


  Susan Drumm provides an article that explains how knowing your Enneagram can help you grow as an individual and as a leader. ‘Okay, I know I’m a 3 and that’s been really helpful,’ my friend says over a plate of roasted vegetables. She stabs a sweet potato with her fork and points it at […]

  Ravi Rao was recently interviewed on the podcast The Why Word where he explains how businesses can become emotionally healthier places to work, and reap the benefits of a happier, motivated, and more productive workforce. Humans survive because we care about each other, because we are connected to each other, because we are so […]


  Robbie Kellman Baxter shares a podcast from her new series, Subscription Stories – True Tales from the Trenches. This week, she is in conversation with Brad Handler, vacation entrepreneur. They discuss his affordable business model, the integration of membership and subscription into the luxury travel service, and more.  I’m Robbie Kellman Baxter. Today’s subscription […]


Another recommendation from the Building a Second Brain Course: save articles and long newsletters to a read-later app. This allows you to avoid distractions throughout the day and schedule focused reading time. I’ve set up auto-forwarding filters for the newsletters I subscribe to. The two leading apps are Instapaper and Pocket. They have similar functionality. This Medium article can help […]


  In the third post in a series on off-site leadership, Aneta Key addresses the substance dimension of event design. I strongly believe that any event design has 3 important dimensions to consider:  Substance — This is the most important dimension of the 3. It is the “hardcore” look at the event and is what […]