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Calling BS on the Leadership Business

It wasn’t that long ago that you rarely heard words like “entrepreneurship” and “leadership” in business conversation. People just started businesses and ran companies. That’s what they did, so that’s what they identified with. Their jobs. Their work. Their companies. Not labels. To my knowledge, that hasn’t changed. But somehow,[…] Read On

Why ‘Content Is King’ Is a Myth

He wasn’t the first to say “Content is King,” but in a remarkably prophetic piece written in 1996, Bill Gates accurately foresaw the online content boom years before Google, WordPress, Facebook and YouTube even existed. And more than a decade before the smartphone revolution began. Gates’ essay may also have[…] Read On

Why Millennials Should Rethink Corporate America

I’ve got a story for you. Let me know if you’ve heard it before. There once was a time when employees had a guaranteed job for life. Then markets became competitive and corporations started downsizing and outsourcing. Realizing they were expendable, employees lost their trust in companies. The love was[…] Read On

Why Millennials Have Their Priorities Screwed Up

If you did any shopping this holiday season you may have noticed a change in the way retailers are marketing: They’re selling the shopping experience as much as they’re selling products. Experiential marketing is all the rage. According to research, millennials value experiences over owning things. So brand marketers are[…] Read On

Congrats, You’re the CEO: Chief Ego Officer

The only real advance in organizational development over the past 50 years is the reengineering of executive titles. We now have chief officers for every function and non-function, from marketing and information to experience and ethics. The purpose of all those c-level titles? One word. Ego. That’s right; no company[…] Read On