“Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.”

– Morris Chang

I understand that modern entrepreneurial businesses need people with deep skills and experience across a wide mixture of areas, so I’m progressive with my approach while bringing in over 25 years of experience in leadership, management, strategy, technology, sales, marketing, product development, market development, M&A, finance, legal, fund raising, exits, business planning, and other areas.

I am successful at building positive relationships with peers and reports while focusing on improving metrics such as revenue, profitability, market penetration and customer satisfaction. I’m on boards so I understand creating them and working with them. I’ve built and sold companies for a profit.

I create order from chaos. I understand the intersection between creating processes and maintaining culture. In startups and small to mid-size businesses you do what’s needed, so I lead, strategize and sell, but I can also code, develop websites, write content and do SEO. You generate revenue. You watch cash flow. You look to the future.

My Thoughts And Musings

It’s Time to STOP

This post is going to be short and simple. One of the most overused quotes on the Internet - maybe in general - is by Albert Einstein. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." There's a reason it's...

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Disruption, Comfort Zones and Dying

Newspapers and magazines always felt that when the Internet came around they could continue to survive on print editions. Wrong. Journalism lives, but the printed word on paper continues to decline as more and more periodicals move to an online-only approach. Trickle...

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What NOT to do in an interview

I've been interviewing a number of people over the past several weeks for an internal IT job.  It's a fairly entry level position and the compensation information is spelled out on the job ad.  We also suggest a few things to do to prepare.  Here are a few...

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Pros/Cons and Risks/Benefits of Raising Your Prices

What are the pros and cons of raising your prices?  What are the risks and benefits of raising your prices?  Interestingly enough, at least to me, I did a search today for some background information on this. Result number one?  "The pros and cons of rising-rate CDs"....

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Conflict creates evolution

After having driven eight hours from Rockland County to Albany a few hours after Hurricane Irene smacked the region - a drive that normally takes two hours - I had the opportunity to reflect on the destruction and all of the rebuilding that will need to take place. I...

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Emotional Success

A number of years ago you couldn't walk into your office with a Starbuck's Coffee in hand without someone saying, "You went to Starbucks and didn't tell me???"  They didn't say, "You bought a cup of coffee?"  It was, "You went to Starbucks??" When Apple releases a new...

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Changing market? Change solutions.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 IBM was the market leader in technology throughout the years with their market status really only declining in the 1990's.  If IBM still only focused on selling...

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