Are You Inspired or Insane?

Last week, I spoke with a group in Atlanta called CEO Netweavers. They are a great group and we had a lively discussion about decision-making and why it is so difficult for even smart people to avoid stupid decisions. When speaking about entrepreneurs we admitted that...

Dear Big Bank

Though it is my preference to be cooperative, it is now time for me to speak about the ridiculous process you call “underwriting.” I have had all I intend to take of being jerked around by nameless and faceless underwriters who are applying risk management...

Invisible Decision Traps

When most people picture the executive suite they imagine rarified air, exacting decision-making and a buttoned up approach. Well, abandon those thoughts. No one is immune to decision traps. Why is that? The traps are made of our limited abilities of perception and...

Insanity At 30,000 feet

On a flight today several very odd things happened. First, a woman in 4A kept her earphones in while taxing and take off. Normally, I wouldn’t notice but she appeared to be having a conversation with someone. Well, maybe. Her end of it was darn near...