The Value of Self-Initiated Disruption

The Value of Self-Initiated Disruption

Recently, I watched a series of fintech startup investor presentations. These early-stage companies sought VC funding to take their ideas to the next level of commerce. By the fifth presentation, I heard the term “disruption” so many times, it sounded like an...
Preventing Strategy Scope Creep

Preventing Strategy Scope Creep

My daughter encountered scope creep recently after spotting a cockroach in her old, Queens, N.Y., apartment building. In a moment of courage for someone with an insect phobia, she grabbed a broom and a dustpan, scooped up the cockroach, and quickly walked the insect...
Defining Problems vs. Delivering Strategy

Defining Problems vs. Delivering Strategy

One night, after a baseball game, three umpires decided to go out for pizza and talk about the games they each worked that evening. Conversation quickly moved to one of the most difficult challenges umpires face – calling balls versus strikes. The first umpire...