Ride the Wave ** Note from Lloyd

Don’t try and ride every wave you can. You will become very tired and not enjoy the wave that will give you the best ride all the way in. Paddle out and look for that great wave that is going to provide the best ride. You might ride a few that are not what you thought […]

Honesty and Competitive Advantage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_advantage Competitive advantage seeks to address some of the criticisms of comparative advantage. Michael Porter proposed the theory in 1985. Porter emphasizes productivity growth as the focus of national strategies. Competitive advantage rests on the notion that cheap labor is ubiquitous and natural resources are not necessary for a good economy. The other theory, comparative advantage, can lead countries […]

Why I Think Business is Personal **Remembering Arden**

I met Arden (aka Spook) in the late 1990’s after I was lucky enough to get a job at a little internet startup company called ExisNet.    I was troubled by some of life’s lessons and I was looking for myself.   Spook was one of the supervisors at ExisNet, he was a Marine (retired) […]

The RIGHT Data Could Be More Valuable

The power of purpose Good data does not mean good analytics.  Larry Lorenzoni – “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”    Without purpose data is useless. Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of […]