Archive | September, 2011

Corporate CoDriver: The Nature of Impatience

My mentor, Jut Meininger worked diligently the last several years of his life to get me to just give up the concept of “expecting”.   Sure, we can want people to be different than they are.  We can want them to be thoughtful when they’re not.  We can want them to do what they agree to […]

9/11 – Loving What Is

From Volume 4, Issue 9:Ten years ago, some people who didn’t like the United States of America and what it stands for hijacked airplanes and caused havoc.

I’m so Pissed

From Volume 4, Issue 9:Ever have one of those days, when it seems the universe has it in for you?

Moment of Clarity: September 2011, 9/11 Lesson

From Volume 4, Issue 9:Since 9/11, we have changed our “rules of life”. People who were acceptable in the past are no longer acceptable. We tolerate continual invasions into our privacy and we have extracted “revenge” on the perpetrators. Are we better off? Are we moving in a productive direction?

Corporate CoDriver: Setting the limits

Entrepreneurs learn the hard way. I met recently with partners of a start up renewable energy company. They recounted a story of one of their early employees who had been with them from the start. This individual lost the “passion” for the mission some time ago, but for some reason or other was still in place, still plugging along.

Corporate CoDriver: Why can’t they just (add change needed here)?

I’ve been working with guys (yes these are all guys) recently who seem to want to change important people in their lives.

Corporate CoDriver: Ready….Aim….FIRE!

During the American Revolutionary War, the British Military brought centuries of European military engagement strategy to the battlefield. In Europe, battling armies would walk up in lines within 25-35 meters of each other, raise their muskets and fire at the enemy (who was doing the same thing at them).