Peter Drucker might be the most influential business management thinker of modern times. Over the years, countless business leaders across different industries highlighted his work as a core component of their management and strategy approach. This article is the first in a multi part series that will dive into key lessons from one of Drucker’s most famous books, The Effective Executive, it focuses on how to optimize one’s time. Even though Drucker’s voice is specifically focused on business management, I think you will find these insights to also be applicable in everyday life. Time Management My college football coach, Bob Ford, had a saying, itRead More →

This article analyzes one of the most important components to building unity and accountability in teams– group hardship.   I have refined my understanding of this principle over my years as a college football player, and have noticed it as a common theme among the most successful organizations in my years analyzing businesses as a management consultant. Anybody who has been a college athlete knows it is a grind. Classes, practices, weightlifting sessions, film, study hall, and games fill up a calendar quickly. There are times when so many things are going on, it is hard to stay motivated. In my experience the most successfulRead More →

Jeff Bezos Speaking at Amazon, Source: Quartz 2014

“Jeff Bezos is a different species” – Charlie Munger When legendary investor and thinker Charlie Munger speaks, we should listen. There is much to be learned from Amazon CEO and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Bezos. When he founded Amazon, it was solely to sell books. Though he was an avid reader, selling books was never the ultimate mission for Amazon. Bezos left a high paying investment banking job in New York City with one main aim, to get involved with the Internet. At the time this was a risky bet. Over the years Amazon has become one of the world’s most influential companies. The strategic framework thatRead More →