Category: Culture Is Strategic

Competitive Advantage, Company Culture, and Simon Sinek

Competitive Advantage as Company Culture A powerful competitive advantage, even though it is intangible, can be built through a unique company culture.  I have seen it in action, and it is powerful.  It works particularly well today because many people prefer to work at a company and make purchases… Continue reading

Berkshire Week 2012: Predict Stephen Burke as next Berkshire CEO

First, a little extraneous caveat about this prediction.  I have not spoken to anyone at Berkshire about this.  Frankly, I do not know anyone who works at Berkshire.  And, I have no special knowledge about this at all.  It is just a pure guess (maybe a… Continue reading

Berkshire Meeting Week: Berkshire CEO After Warren Buffett

I believe the next CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is hiding in plain site.  There is a person that is very obvious, but no one (as far as I have read) has mentioned him as a potential candidate.  Tomorrow, I make my prediction.  Today, I have fun… Continue reading

Facebook Governance and ISS — I Support Zuckerberg

For each unique company and unique situation, I believe they should utilize business structures, financing strategies, and all other tools that help them keep their company unique.  For this reason, I cheer on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for their ability to utilize unique investment terms… Continue reading

Survival of the Social-Collaboratist

Group social skills have conquered the earth (and will continue), said 82-year old Harvard professor Edward O. Wilson a few days ago at a talk I attended through the Long Now Foundation. This idea prompts me to think about several implications for businesses and other… Continue reading

Feedback is key to growth — “Tell the Truth with Compassion”

If you are uncomfortable giving and receiving feedback, you will not reach your full potential.   I am convinced that the most important skill to continuous self-improvement and to helping those around you is the ability to give and receive feedback effectively.  At a lecture… Continue reading