2011

Using Accurate Thinking and a Backup Plan

There is more news today about the U.S. FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Today the FAA suspended yet another air traffic controller. This time for watching a movie instead of paying attention to air traffic.  This controller got fired as he/she should. Clearly these are embarrassing times for the FAA. This latest incident aside, the on-going […]

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Looking Beyond the Symptoms to the Problem

In the United States, one of the hot news stories is how an air traffic controller fell asleep on the job and the pilot of an inbound plane had to land without any help from the tower. The immediate response by the Federal Aviation Administration was that individual was fired. Here is my thought for […]

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Powerful Lessons from the iPad 2 Launch

Do yourself a big favor (trust me on this). Today at 5pm, the iPad 2 goes on sale at Apple retail locations across the U.S. If you are anywhere remotely located near one, go to the store at 4:30pm. The purpose is not to buy an iPad 2, the purpose is to stand there and […]

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Think Globally and Increase Opportunities

The annual Forbes 400 list is out, and Americans continue their downhill slide.  It used to be that one out of two billionaires was an American. It is now down to one out of three.. a drop in market share from 50% to 33%. So which countries are gaining the most ground? It’s the BRIC […]

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The Market Wants What the Market Wants

My wife and I were talking last night about how the now former President of Egypt Mubarak must either be the most tone deaf person on the planet or the most stubborn. This morning I wake up to discover he resigned… finally. Geez, how much of a message from the market does one need to […]

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