Harvard Bandwagon Review

Harvard Bandwagon Review

I used to think the coolest job in the world was playing rhythm guitar on Lyle Lovett’s ”She’s No Lady“. I changed my mind. Presuming it’s a paying gig, I now think the coolest job in the world is editing Harvard Business Review (HBR)....
Meetings: An Exit Strategy

Meetings: An Exit Strategy

I read another of Harvard Business Review’s inimitably intellectual and brilliantly informative articles the other day. It was called, “How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time“. Its thesis was this: You can often predict which...
Lord of the Flies … and Bass Players

Lord of the Flies … and Bass Players

Despite my disdain for bureaucracies, I’m a firm believer in leadership. So, I could only shake my head when I read a piece of utopian nonsense called, “Imagine a company with no leaders – I mean NO leaders!” I don’t doubt the author is a...
Epidemic Surrogacy: Part Two

Epidemic Surrogacy: Part Two

In the first post on this topic, as indications of our growing dependency on being told what to do — and as evidence of the rampant proliferation of public nuisances who are only too happy to tell us what to do — I cited Exhibits A through C. As a public service, I...
Your Amazon Insurance Agent

Your Amazon Insurance Agent

Because we work with a number of companies that sell software and services to the insurance industry, we hear all kinds of things. Some of them are understandable enough. They’re fair, balanced, and reasonable. Some of the other things we hear? Not so much. They...