Author: James D

The 5-Truck Hump

“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” – General James Mattis Why does it seem that new startups have trouble getting past

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War Games

“I engage, and after that I see what to do. ” —Napoleon Bonaparte Let’s talk about planning. Most of us have been involved in planning meetings to map out new processes or strategies. Often the planning is done continuously and

The Strategy Triad

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War If I asked you what your organization’s strategy is right now without

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