What’s in a Word?

  When you meet people that speak multiple languages, very often we think that it's quite easy for them to perform translations from one language to another. After all, they have a mastery of the various languages, so it must be quite easy, right? Well, I feel I do a terrible job at it, even if it's not necessarily recognizable to all. In the land of the monoglots, the polyglot is king. In spite of all of this, there are words that simply can't ... Read more

aaaaaaaaaaaa RUSH and a PUSH……..and the Webinar is Ours

Yesterday evening, I was the presenter of a a webinar for the PMI Global Diversity Community of Practice and went into the exercise with no preconceived idea what to expect. That being said, none of us could ever imagine what was about to take place.... The subject matter was Leveraging Differences to Make Global Opportunities, and the approach I was planning to take was rather standard. We had 800 registrants, and I was told approximately half show up. Let's see then.... When given the ... Read more

Schumpeter Cereal – Breakfast of Champions

Once upon a time, there was was an unassuming Finance Minister of a small country whose residents felt that they were trapped in a failed state. His notoriety did not come from his ministerial prowess, rather his fame can be attributed to a very basic philosophy is based on the most elementary of ecosystems. Life requires, by nature, adaptability. Those who either don't see the necessity or are incapable of performing the necessary adjustments will inevitably feel the repercussions. Plants grow, mature, fade ... Read more

Look Forward to That Mistake Every Day

I have started on an odyssey of entrepreneurship where, in comparison to the path defined by my previous employer, I construct my own road-map. Ideas are relatively easy to dream up, but that’s all they are…just ideas. Success is determined by successfully placing those ideas into action. My ideas come through observation of that going on around me (either physically or virtually), assumptions based on previous experience, and some fuzzy prognosis based on how things could turn out. All pretty vague so ... Read more