Entries by Lee Colan

Carnegie’s Wisdom on Mining for Gold

In today’s environment of high-velocity change, a business’s technology, product innovation or unique distribution are only fleeting advantages.  In fact, the only sustainable competitive advantage is an organization’s talent and how reliably they perform. Andrew Carnegie came to America from his native Scotland when he was a small boy, did a variety of odd jobs, […]

The Importance of Finding Time for Mental Space

Today’s hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out “mental space” so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, dream. Management expert Peter Drucker expressed the value of reflection years ago, even when the world was not so information-rich and time-poor. He said, “Follow effective […]