Patience and Persistence for Results

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Sometimes impatient business people get involved with non-profits. The non-profit's goals may seem remote, the results unachievable. But I’ve learned that patience and persistence can produce powerful results. In 1997 I traveled with Applied’s…

Systems Thinking

This month I want to talk about systems thinking in the context of American relations with China and my experience working with China beginning the early 1980s. International trade is very much in the headlines these days. After a period…

Interview with Dan Hutcheson

Earlier this year I was interviewed by G. Dan Hutcheson for his well-known weVISION video series. The edited video, 30 minutes long, is available for free online, along with a transcript of our chat. Dan is an old friend, not just of mine,…

THE UBER LESSON

At some point in almost every fast-growing company’s life there is a moment when a manager realizes business as usual is not going to cut it. As a leader you have to face facts: Change or fail. I was reminded of this recently from stories…