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 …

How Do You Plan For The Future When Everything Is Up In The Air? What Is Your Value?

This is the first part in series of pieces that I’m going to put together about planning in a crisis or planning to move forward in a downturn or unexpected challenging time.  In the Slack channel I created for folks in the world of live entertainment, sports, and the arts, I’ve set up a book club where we are reading …

Business Book Club–First Selection

As a way to take folks’ minds off of the news and get people focusing in a positive direction, I wanted to throw out the idea of reading a few books that are relevant now. I’ll start with Peter Drucker’s Managing In A Time Of Great Change.  Peter Drucker had one skill that is really helpful in such uncertain times, he …

Management: A Refresher

I’ve been reading the revised edition of Peter Drucker’s book, Management. I picked it up because I find when I am spinning my wheels, it is good to go back to the godfather of modern management for several reasons: Drucker had a way of looking at the current and the future that has allowed his writing to stay relevant. Because Drucker’s …

If I were starting a modern MBA…

I think I would start with a reading list of things that you need to know or think about going into the course work… I don’t think this is comprehensive, but here are 5 books I think we should all take a look at: The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker:  Peter Drucker was the father of modern management and this book …

How you see Tesla reflects how you see the world…

  Yesterday, Tesla announced the $35,000 version of the Model 3. Or, as hyperbole might lead you to say, “the holy grail of electric cars.” Depending on where you fall on the scale of fan or skeptic of the electric car and Tesla, you likely will find your opinion. For some people, the sign of a $35,000 Tesla is a …

3 Challenges That Must Be Solved To Give Your Inside Ticket Sales A Chance At Success…

  A lot of time when I am talking with sports business professionals in the States, I am still amazed at how the sales model in too many places relies on things that aren’t necessarily supportive of driving attendance, selling in a modern sales environment, or achieving a relationship with the customer that can lead from single ticket buyer to …