Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Can a Murder Mystery Teach You About Business Writing?

I grew up reading lots of murder mysteries. Agatha Christie was one of my favorites, and one of my enduring childhood memories is that of Hercule Poirot in the movie “Murder on the Orient Express”. When I started teaching business

Mavericks at Work

Red Lake, a Canadian gold mining company was struggling to find the most optimum drilling locations in its recently acquired 55,000 acre mining area. The maverick CEO decided to use the power of open source thinking to tap into the

Irreverence is Powerful…and Fun

Irreverence is a two edged sword when used on public websites and if done well, it can help you build a loyal audience. My friend Amit often orders food from a fast growing, upstart fast food chain called Faasos. One

The 3 Essentials for Getting Your Business Case Approved and Funded

Through my consulting and corporate training career I have worked with several organizations that struggle with innovation, creativity, and implementation of new ideas. Contrary to popular belief, the struggle most often is not with the ability to generate new and