05/6/13

Mission, mission, mission — quick what is our mission?

Big Red Car here.  Going to be a nice day here in the ATX.  Bit cool this morning but this is one of the best times of the year — cool mornings, delightful warm afternoons.  Enjoy it.  This is why folks live in Texas.  On Earth as it is in Texas, ya’ll.  It’s more than a slogan.

So The Boss is up early this morning to have coffee with one of his CEO friends.  A successful startup entrepreneur and they get to talking about The Boss’s current focus on Vision, Mission, Strategy, Tactics, Objectives, Values, Culture.

I know you’ve seen it here.  I ‘splained the Vision Statement yesterday.  You know, That Vision Thing —  Read about it here. <<< click on link

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05/4/13

Weaving the Tapestry of Business

Big Red Car here.  Cool night and The Boss is up early this morning.  He loves a Saturday morning.  Pancakes and bacon, perhaps?  Bit of fresh 10W30, please pass the clean air filter?  Haha, Big Red Car, you crack yourself up.

So The Boss was musing about the “tapestry of business” — all the individual threads that must be woven together to make a coherent whole.  It is a structural notion that requires a strong core, a stout wearing surface and a lovely pattern.  It has to be strong, wear well and turn a pretty face to the public.  Most importantly, it has to be real and authentic.

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04/20/13

Crawl. Walk. Run. and the Impatience of the Internet

Big Red Car here.  What a day in the ATX — brilliant sunshine, not a cloud in the sky.  Air clear and bright.  Nice and cool.  On Earth as it is in Texas!

So The Boss has been visiting with several of his CEO coaching clients and I overheard a conversation in which The Boss used the phrase:  Crawl, walk, run.  Hmmm, wonder what he meant by that?  The Boss has his favorite sayings indeed.

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03/11/13

Brainstorming as a Problem Solving Technique

Big Red Car here.  The Boss is up in Steamboat skiing again for a couple of weeks, so I am down in Austin by my lonesome except for the SXSW home sitters.

I wonder if The Boss knows they drove me this morning.  Haha, serves you right, Boss.  They drove the Hell out of me this morning and I was happy to get the work.

So before The Boss left town I was eavesdropping on him visiting with one of his startup up CEOs about the issue of brainstorming.

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