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Why Tesla Model 3 Will Be Elon Musk’s Undoing

This column originally ran August 4, 2016 on FOXBusiness.com; thought it would be interesting to see how my prognostication was turning out.  Back in 2011, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confessed that he “never really wanted to run companies,” but concluded that he “was better than the CEOs” he hired.[…] Read On

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 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

How America Can Pay Down the National Debt and Turn a Profit

When I joined Texas Instruments in 1980 the company had its hands in everything. It was the world’s biggest semiconductor company. It employed the largest private navy on Earth for oil exploration. It made everything from guided missiles and minicomputers to calculators and digital watches. Eventually, TI’s leaders came to[…] Read On