Being Nick Saban

What’s different about this year’s kickoff of the college football season is the amount of attention being given to Nick Saban’s coaching philosophy. He’s become a topic of discussion not only in the sports press but in the business press.  I guess that’s what happens...

Three Marks of a Rich Company

Years ago, I was lucky enough to tour Israel and Palestine with a long-time mentor of mine who just happened to be an expert in the area’s ancient history and current, complicated situation. As part of our tour, we stopped in on Elias Chacour, a remarkable Palestinian...
The Half-Built Bridge

The Half-Built Bridge

“I hate half-built bridges!” It was a side comment from the CEO of a hot start-up as we walked through his offices.  He used the phrase to refer to unfinished projects and projects where half-way through, you might wonder, “Where were we going with...

One foot on the gas and one on the brake

Several weeks ago, a Russian passenger plane crashed, tragically killing all but one of the passengers and crew.  Thanks to the “black box” technology, we’re able to dissect accidents like this one much more analytically than we can examine most...