Category Archives: Strategy

Getting off the Rope

Is the best way to overcome a challenge the one you’ve taught yourself to avoid? Continue reading

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A New Year’s Bowl – with Good Wishes from TPG Companies

As 2016 comes to a close, we at TPG Companies wish you peace, joy, and fulfillment throughout the coming year. We appreciate all who work to enhance the lives of those around them – in business, in the community, and in the … Continue reading

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Meet Carl & Jake Kirpes

I love those moments when, as a parent, one knows that The Kids Are All Right – and they’re being recognized for it. It hit me again when I saw Meet Carl & Jake Kirpes as the title of a blog … Continue reading

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10. Don’t Lose the Core to Do the More: Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Tenth and last (for now) in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often.  The Next Big Thing can be great – except when it isn’t. In the world of VUCA, permanent whitewater change, and the imperative for … Continue reading

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9. Let It Play Through: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Ninth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Immediate action isn’t always the right move. It may be better to Let It Play Through.  Conventional wisdom tends to reward fast action in business. Respond quickly. Think on … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking According to Kasparov

I enjoy chess, but seldom give myself the time and space to sit down for a game. After reading Harvard Business Review’s interview with world chess champion Garry Kasparov, I’m re-thinking that. Kasparov uses his deep experience with chess to … Continue reading

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8. Excellence End to End: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Eighth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Like this Mobius strip, Excellence End to End is a never-ending cycle. Awhile ago I worked with a company that offered some of the highest quality services … Continue reading

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5. Try the Coat On For Size: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Here’s number 5 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often.  You don’t really know if that new Burberry is the right coat for you until you’ve tried it on for size.  You want to know how it … Continue reading

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3. Trust but Verify: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Whatever else you may think of Ronald Reagan, his Trust but Verify maxim rings pretty true. Continue reading

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1. Take the Principled Approach: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

I’ve been told I sometimes repeat myself. I admit it. There are certain lines – maxims – that are useful and true in so many business situations, that I find myself repeating them. So I’ve gathered ten of my favorites, hoping they may … Continue reading

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