The Future

“Practically Radical” by William C. Taylor

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

“Practically Radical” is a must read for anyone who wants to disregard previous instructions. The ideas are fresh; the book is chock full of instantly applicable ideas. The book challenges conventional wisdom. It is almost but not quite as radical as my book.  Sorry for the plug. If you’re interested in reinventing your company and [...]

2013 – Seeing What is Next

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Introduction Seeing differently means questioning how we are doing things, whether we are working on new solutions to old problems, or creating new ways of doing things that have never been done or even thought about before. 1.  Disruption is the New Normal.  Management performance should not be measured by how much disruption it can [...]

Wall Street “Wizards” Just Presided Over the Biggest Money Drain in History – And They Are Getting Off Scot Free

Posted by on November 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Executive Memorandum CONFIDENTIAL To: The New CEO From: The Previous CEO Date: November, 2012 Re: Wall Street “Wizards” Just Presided Over the Biggest Money Drain in History – And They Are Getting Off Scot Free I imagine you are as furious as I am at the way Wall Street’s minions managed their global bloodletting.  They [...]

“New Technology and the Art of Storytelling”

Posted by on October 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

This is one of the most basic and most human subjects we’ve ever dealt with. We say that because of the critical roles that both technology and storytelling have played in the march of human progress. And because of the way those two subjects – technology and storytelling – have combined and interacted throughout the [...]

The New Reality

Posted by on October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

Confidential To: The CEO From: The Former CEO, now Chairman of the Finance Committee Date: October 2012 Re: The New Reality Thanks for the extremely gracious reception you gave my last memo. I’m glad you found it useful. Thanks also for asking me to write another memo. I’m flattered. Doubly so because I really intended [...]

Dr.Murry: Commencement Address at UCLA

Posted by on July 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

Dr.Murry was one of three people (Big Short) who predicted and took advantage of the housing crisis, credit default swaps and the collapse of Aig.  His commencement address at UCLA is a tutorial on how he did what he did.  He explains his logic, decision making and big bets.  The government instead of asking for [...]

Creativity in the 5th Dimension.

Posted by on June 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

A new kind of discovery has emerged in which sources of creativity have been founded as much upon marginalized sites and contexts as upon creative hubs. Now, the most important thing to work on is creative discovery, which is not only about creativity, it’s the whole understanding of discovery.

Leaders Need Followers

Posted by on May 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

Executive Memorandum CONFIDENTIAL To: The New CEO From: The Previous CEO (now Chairman of the Finance Committee) Date: March 2012 Re: Leaders Need Followers I am absolutely delighted you have decided to take the challenge of the company’s future directly to the board.  There is no doubt in my mind that you need their active [...]

Awesome Book: “Who Cares Wins” By David Jones

Posted by on February 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Mr. Jones’ book focuses on the challenges that face big business in tomorrow’s world. “No business can remain competitive, without driving every level of business boards the concept of social responsibility.”  This book could not have come at a better time. The challenges that the world is facing can only be solved if the business [...]

The DPI Instruction Manual Update: 2012 Space Rocket

Posted by on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Enterprises cannot look at 2012 as a continuation of the past because it will be different. The formulas for yesterday’s success are almost guaranteed to be formulas for failure tomorrow. The fact is there will be a series of disruptions, discontinuities and strategic uncertainty. “Like a space rocket on the way to the moon, a [...]