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Paying Attention in Business

Paying Attention in Business

(Really) Paying Attention in Business!I often drive up to skiing by myself.  I know, this is not the most ecologically-conscious approach.  But, I just have difficulty finding folks to go up with me, since I tend to ski during the week --- when most folks are working....

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Living & Working on the Edge!

Living & Working on the Edge!

Living (and Working) on the Edge!It was a very cold ski!  When we left the trailhead, it was not only in the lower single digits, but it was also starting to snow.  It would turn into a pretty significant and steady blizzard, for the remainder of the trip up to the...

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New and Exciting Partnership!

New and Exciting Partnership!

New and Exciting Partnership!I am excited to announce that I’m now working as a Principal with C Squared Solutions, a fractional executive team here in Denver.  I have been considering for quite some time establishing a relationship with such a team, as part of...

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Performance Management in Tough Hiring Environment

Performance Management in Tough Hiring Environment

Performance Management in a Tough Hiring EnvironmentIt's no secret that business is tough right now. You've heard the news: companies are cutting back on spending, which means less hiring and likely stagnant or reduced budgets. Although this can be challenging for you...

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Escape Room:  Exercise in Distributed Decision Making

Escape Room: Exercise in Distributed Decision Making

Escape Room Adventure:  Personal Example of Distributed Decision MakingMy ex-wife and her partner recently organized an outing to a local Escape Room, and invited all my kids and I to join in.  I have worked through these group brain teasers a few times in the past,...

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Case for Fractional COO

Case for Fractional COO

Fractional:  Solve Real Talent Gaps, without Breaking the Bank Across the US, companies big and small are suffering from critical and immediate skills/talent gaps.  This article found that 43% of all respondents had immediate and significant talent gaps --- right...

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Intro to SEO Optimization

Intro to SEO Optimization

Intro to SEO Optimization During the course of almost every week, I get a few queries on how to implement an SEO Optimization plan.  There are a LOT of great resources out there, many for free --- along with a host of folks that will consult with you as experts.  But,...

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The Primacy of Risk Management

The Primacy of Risk Management

The Primacy of Risk ManagementThe PMI (Project Management Institute), owner of the PMP Certification many project managers secure, is wrong about so many things regarding modern project management, but one of the most glaring is the fundamental nature of Risks and...

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Accredited vs Non-Accredited Investors

Accredited vs Non-Accredited Investors

Accredited vs Non-Accredited Investors I recently engaged in a discussion with another CFO about when to allow non-accredited investors in a seed round. I have been through this with a previous company, for 3 different rounds. My basic answer is really NEVER take...

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RCA as management tool

RCA as management tool

Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to manage your team I recently engaged in a discussion with another CFO about when to allow non-accredited investors in a seed round. I have been through this with a previous company, for 3 different rounds. My basic answer is really...

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