Tag Archive | "Leadership"

Seth Godin and Fractals

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I wonder is Seth has ever heard of a Fractal. As most of you know, I almost never post articles one day right after another on Tangent Time. I am always trying to be respectful of your time. But I want to make an exception today because I think this video is a great follow […]

Arbitrary Rules

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


“QUIET PLEASE” When Tiger’s on the tee box, why do the fans have to be quiet as a church mouse? The ball’s just sitting there. It’s not rolling, flying, spinning, or dribbling. Why do we have to be so quiet? Who came up with this crazy rule? One peep outta yah, and your 86’d for […]

Apollo 13

Friday, June 26, 2009


Communication is a funny thing; it requires both a sender and a receiver. And both ends have flaws. Both lack clarity. In the case of human communication the flaws are countless; more flaws than a Microsoft product. They’re almost always there, even though we don’t realize them. Going to the bathroom is pretty easy for […]

Malcolm Gladwell is Wrong

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I am not sure Malcolm Gladwell got it completely right this time. I have always enjoyed his books and his unique perspective on things. But his latest book makes the following argument; There is a story that is told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell […]

4 Questions

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


In business there are really only 4 questions you need to ask yourself. This is especially true when you are considering launching a new product or service. The 4 questions are; What problem are you trying to solve? How many people have that problem? Why is your solution better than anyone else’s? How do you […]


Thursday, March 26, 2009


When someone says…. “Is it safe?” What does that mean ? Webster defines safe as; 1. Secure from harm, danger, or evil 2. Free from injury or danger 3. Free from riskEvery one of these definitions are horribly wrong.   When you say to someone, “Yes it is safe”, it is never completely secure or […]

Where have all the Cowboys Gone?

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Did this country secretly assassinate all of the business leaders?  The ones with balls I mean. Obviously something happened. I am not sure what. I don’t remember hearing about it on the news. Paula Cole’s hit song my never have been intended to be targeted at the spineless corporate leaders we seem to have running […]