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The Revolution Will Be Televised: Digitally, of course

Rebellion is a strange thing. It conjures up the image of an underdog fighting an unjust power. And yet, the word implies a considerable resistance that is often unsuccessful.A teen going head to head with a parent (a battle of wills). The Confederacy seceding from the Union (we know how that turned out). The Rebel Alliance standing up to the Galactic Empire (they never…See More
Apr 23
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Letters From Leaders: If you're a leader of any stripe, your communication matters deeply

Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it." — Elbert Hubbard, 1901Did you ever send a fan letter to someone?Maybe you were just a teenager with a crush on a TV star. Or a Sherlock Holmes fan who addressed a letter to 221B Baker Street. Or perhaps you were a…See More
Apr 17
Scott Monty posted a blog post

Letters From Leaders: If you're a leader of any stripe, your communication matters deeply

Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it." — Elbert Hubbard, 1901Did you ever send a fan letter to someone?Maybe you were just a teenager with a crush on a TV star. Or a Sherlock Holmes fan who addressed a letter to 221B Baker Street. Or perhaps you were a…See More
Apr 17
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Letters, We Get Letters: The Emotional Appeal of a Handwritten Letter Cannot be Replaced.

"Let me hear from thee by letters." — William Shakespeare, c. 1590One small thing that brings me a great deal of joy is receiving a letter in the mail. And I'd wager that I'm not alone in that.Amid all of the junk mail, bills, and remnants of our paper-bound society, it's remarkable how an envelope, some ink, and a specialty sticker can affect us so deeply.Do you remember…See More
Apr 15
Scott Monty's blog post was featured

Renewal

With renewal comes growth. And with growth, success."The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use." — Michel de Montaigne, 1573We had massive thunderstorms here last night. Continuous rolling thunder, lightning that lit up the entire sky, warm rains, and even hail.It was what all thunderstorms are: an interruptive and cleansing event between two weather…See More
Apr 9
Scott Monty posted a blog post

Renewal

With renewal comes growth. And with growth, success."The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use." — Michel de Montaigne, 1573We had massive thunderstorms here last night. Continuous rolling thunder, lightning that lit up the entire sky, warm rains, and even hail.It was what all thunderstorms are: an interruptive and cleansing event between two weather…See More
Apr 9
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What Comes Next?

The future is a work in progress, something we'll make rather than buy.Willing or not, we're all part of a new normal. Entire industries have come to a standstill and the economy is under intense stress.As we continue to hunker down, whether we're calling it self-isolation, social distancing, or quarantining, I'm fascinated by the adoption of new habits.The question at…See More
Apr 1
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Certainly Uncertain

No one knows what the future holds. But you know what you're capable of."We must confess that at present the rich predominate, but the future will be for the virtuous and ingenious." — Jean de la Bruyère, 1688Last week, I acknowledged the strange times that we're currently experiencing.No one quite knows what to make of it; and yet, amid the hoarders, price gougers and…See More
Mar 27
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Do You Believe in Magic?

I believe there is magic in you. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." — Arthur C. Clarke, 1968If you have the 1965 song by The Lovin' Spoonful as an earworm now, I'm sorry.But I ask the question for a reason.In trying times we need to believe in something.I'm not suggesting that magic is a stand-in for religion or other spiritual…See More
Mar 25
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Business As Unusual

What's your role in uncertain times?“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” — H.G. Wells, 1920It's a weird time, isn't it?I know that's obvious, but I just felt like I had to say it anyway.The word "unprecedented" keeps getting thrown around, and I've seen a few people bristle at that.unprecedented [ uhn-pres-i-den-tid…See More
Mar 23
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Pulling Together — Separately

Tough times are ahead. But we've got each other. Right?"Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity!"  — Herman Melville, 1856With those words ends the short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street."The story was a tale of a clerk/copyist in a law firm who eagerly took a job, but eventually refused to do the work that his employer demanded of him, responding always with "I…See More
Mar 21
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Individualism Has No Place in a Pandemic

There's a "public" in public healthPandemics don’t care where you were born.They don’t discriminate based on gender, sexual preference, or the color of your skin.Pandemics don’t care who you voted for, nor whom you support in 2020.They don’t pay attention to what cable news channels you watch, radio stations you listen to, or whether you’re liberal or…See More
Mar 19
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What We Look for From Leaders During a Time of Crisis

These character traits make all the differenceHurricanes are notable for their circular pattern, with an "eye" at the center that is eerily calm.In the days before satellite tracking, the eye was a welcome respite from the howling winds and rain that pummeled unfortunate victims. What quickly follows the eye is the rear wall of the hurricane, which can be more forceful…See More
Mar 18
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Going Viral

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." — Charles Darwin, 1871There was once a dreaded statement / request heard in marketing conference rooms across the corporate world:"We need a viral video!"Now it's…See More
Mar 11
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Focus (A Tale of 3 CEOs)

If you want to improve at anything, you need to put in the effort. And that means what you don't do is just as important as what you choose to do.As CEO, part of your job is Decider-in-Chief. A number of decisions land in your lap.And there were two legendary CEOs in the news this week, who made major decisions at critical points in their companies' fortunes.I was reminded of a series of decisions that Alan Mulally made shortly after he joined Ford as CEO in 2006.When he was ushered into the…See More
Mar 6
Scott Monty posted a blog post

Focus (A Tale of 3 CEOs)

If you want to improve at anything, you need to put in the effort. And that means what you don't do is just as important as what you choose to do.As CEO, part of your job is Decider-in-Chief. A number of decisions land in your lap.And there were two legendary CEOs in the news this week, who made major decisions at critical points in their companies' fortunes.I was reminded of a series of decisions that Alan Mulally made shortly after he joined Ford as CEO in 2006.When he was ushered into the…See More
Mar 6

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The Revolution Will Be Televised: Digitally, of course

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 11:26am 0 Comments

Rebellion is a strange thing. It conjures up the image of an underdog fighting an unjust power. And yet, the word implies a considerable resistance that is often unsuccessful.

A teen going head to head with a parent (a battle of wills). The Confederacy seceding from the Union (we know how that turned out). The Rebel Alliance standing up to the Galactic…

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Letters From Leaders: If you're a leader of any stripe, your communication matters deeply

Posted on April 17, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it." — Elbert Hubbard, 1901

Did you ever send a fan letter to someone?

Maybe you were just a teenager with a crush on a TV star. Or a Sherlock Holmes fan who addressed a…

Continue

Renewal

Posted on April 9, 2020 at 11:47am 0 Comments

With renewal comes growth. And with growth, success.

"The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use." — Michel de Montaigne, 1573

We had massive thunderstorms here last night. Continuous rolling thunder, lightning that lit up the entire sky, warm rains, and even…

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