Working from a nicer place

April 23, 2011

If you are looking for business content, Stop. You won’t likely get any from this blog. It is Easter weekend and I am working from a nicer place. Specifically, I opened the cottage this weekend. The cottage is in Northern Ontario, on the side of a lake, in the middle of nowhere. I usually don’t ...

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Engaging Talent and Resources beyond your Company’s Four Walls

April 20, 2011

Last week, I met with a CEO who is looking to create an advisory board for his company. After the CEO had gotten comfortable with me and what I could offer, his questions switched to "selling me" on why I should want to join his board. As we were wrapping up our meeting, he asked ...

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830,000% ROI

April 17, 2011

We often think of Start-ups as "penny-pinching, cheap rent, used furniture" organizations that need to scrimp and save to meet their next payroll. This is often true, especially in their very early stage.  A few weeks ago, I heard a presentation by Brian NeSmith, the Chief Products Officer of Blue Coat Systems. He said that ...

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What happens when “It Happened Again” happens to you

In my last blog, I talked about a Business Analyst who had accepted a job and then resigned before starting to accept another job. I received a lot of feedback regarding that post, including a question on what to do if caught in a similar situation. Would I recommend that the person take the job ...

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It happened again.

April 4, 2011

This morning a new Business Analyst should have arrived for his first day at work. Although he accepted the position two weeks ago, he chose this past weekend to accept another position. His email stated that he had long been coveting this other position and their offer came as a surprise. I wrote about this ...

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