3 Things We Need To Cultivate As We Recover From The Pandemic

I’m sure I’m in the same boat as a lot of people when I mention that during the pandemic, I miss the friction of ideas that come up due to random conversations, meetings, or drinks with people that I might just bump into when I am out and about or run into a conference or something. As we’ve moved through …

7 Places I Turn To Learn

My buddy, Oli Shawyer, tagged me in a post on Twitter yesterday, asking for my input on where I go to learn things about tickets and sports business. He listed some of the standard places that folks might go, but most of my learning comes from things that are focused on business at large. So I wanted to share 7 …

3 Ways To Plan Your Own Professional Development

  I have been reading the book, It’s Even Worse Than You Think by David Cay Johnston and he was talking about how a country’s future success is directly related to their investments in education and science, pointing to the amount of growth the United States achieved after the end of World War II and how now the US government has been …

What if…

  Here are a few things we take for granted as being the absolute truth these days, but have we ever stopped to ask if maybe they aren’t true: What if consumers don’t have all the power? What if customers aren’t price sensitive? What if the customer isn’t always right? What if Big Data won’t solve the question of understanding …

Can you learn like a scientist in your business?

  Lately, I’ve been reading Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens. Which is simply a book about the history of humankind. Which can sound pretty heady, but it is actually written in a very accessible manner. What caught my attention this morning was the section on the conceits of modern scientific research: We don’t know everything. The aim to gain new …

A Few Lessons On The Chinese Worker

Here are some things to think about when you are dealing with the Chinese worker… * Chinese workers are still very hierarchical meaning they don’t step out of line. * They learn a lot by case studies meaning they want to see how something is applied in the real world. * They have an immense desire to learn best practices …

Personal Development

When I go around speaking and meeting with business leaders and executives, I hear the term “personal development” thrown around with increasing frequency. I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember, but I know that sometimes people have a hard time deciding what’s a good use of time and what isn’t in the scheme of their own …