Opportunities and threats

Opportunities and threats are my focus now that I minimized some weaknesses. My weaknesses included wise energy use and tuning out noise. Minimizing my weaknesses amplify my strengths: my strong partner network, quality professional connections, and my ability to...

My BCG shirts

My BCG shirts hang in my closet most of the time. I had short and long-sleeved company shirts made several years ago. The short-sleeve polyester weave shirts sport purple and white colors and they’re embroidered with my logo, tagline, and website address. The...

Full authenticity

Full authenticity is an important business topic today. For example, prolific blogger and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk promotes authenticity constantly in his LinkedIn posts to build your brand. I want to be authentic to build my brand and my relationships. A...

BCG is 25, so how can I add more value?

BCG is 25 years old today. And I’m preoccupied with one question: How can I add more value? I can answer that question only by acknowledging a few things I’ve learned. In 2012, I finished the Think Big Program from Swiss Avenue Partners with a new...

Getting to that’s right

That’s right is the answer we need in a negotiation. That’s a main point in the Chris Voss book Never Split the Difference: Negotiate As If Your Life Depended On It. I’m reading that book right now, and in negotiation you need the other person to...

Moving around gets you thinking

Every Saturday I’m moving around doing my chores. I clean my part of the house and I also do my laundry. And I do most of my thinking every Saturday. Steve Jobs said that he got his creative juices flowing by walking. I walk sometimes, but walking in my...