Island of the Lost

Island of the Lost By Joan Druett Every now and again, a person ought to be reminded that there have gone before us men and women in far worse circumstances than those we face and who not only survived, but brought others with them through hardship. But we should also learn that hardships are genuinely…hard, and that while some survive to fight another day, many others fall apart and fail. Island of the Lost details such a story which seemingly only providence can provide. […]

By | July 23rd, 2015|featured reading|0 Comments

Validating Assumptions – The Key to Good Strategy

This past winter, my daughter realized she was driving on a flat tire on a rural road with no place to pull over. She called me and I met her there to show her how to change the tire to the spare and then take it to the shop for repair.  It was a simple [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Strategy – What it is and isn’t

So many of our senior leaders in all segments of industry are so mired in the day-to-day minutiae of their companies that they convince themselves they have no time to look out into the future, let alone bring together their directors for long-term planning projects. We have said in past posts that getting out of the [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Art of Manliness: Podcast #121

Tom was recently featured on episode 121 of the popular Art of Manliness podcast, a podcast devoted to men’s interests and lifestyle with content geared to helping men become better men. Tom discusses how the Average Joe can improve his critical thinking and be a better strategist. More info at

By | July 3rd, 2015|podcasts|0 Comments