Redesigning Product

If things are still slow for you, it’s probably a good time to rethink how you define product. I spend a lot of time with clients outlining the space between how they define their products and how their customers define their products.  Sometimes this has to do with real or …

Episode 3: Politics – You're Soaking In It

Image via Wikipedia #3 – Politics: You’re soaking in it. Synopsis: It is popular in some sectors of our society to state, “I am not political.” In reality, every choice we make day-to-day supports one political agenda or another. It can be exhausting to attempt to remain fully aware at …

Farewell to a Great Entrepreneur: John Patrick ‘Packy’ Hyland, Sr.

A goodbye to Packy Hyland, Sr Entrepreneurship is the art form of organization development. All art forms are about synthesizing or transforming or juxtaposing objects from one realm and infusing them with the life forces of talent, vision, and craft to create something new and quite different from anything that …

Episode 2: Criminal Justice

Ignorance, Fear, Hate, Short-sighted Legislation: This pattern has been repeated through out history.  Every generation needs to differentiate itself from the last and music has always played a role in that redefinition.  Mozart rolled over Beethoven, Tommy Dorsey was punk,  Richard Wagner’s bombastic opera’s were pre-electric Heavy Metal, and some …

Episode 1: Censorship

  This episode fist aired on KNDD, The End 107.7 in Seattle, WA in January 1997. There are maybe a half dozen clear historical gaffes, but otherwise the show is absolutely evergreen. There is an inherent conflict between order and freedom. While we hold our government responsible for maintaining order …

Predictably Irrational

I find research in human behavior fascinating and constantly applicable to both the BizDevGuy consulting business but also to how I advise our clients.  Marketing, business planning and human resources are complex, if not tricky, because our models and understanding of human motivations and behaviors are, for the most part …