Values 4 simple rules to avoid creating an Uber-toxic work culture Posted on June 27, 2017

In an incredibly short period of time, modern technology has helped reinvent the ways we communicate, create, collaborate, connect, and conduct business. Silicon Valley has become the epicenter of tech transformation, redefining the way we do things one device, one app, and one moonshot idea at a time. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a […]

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Airfoil Group - Detroit Tigers ballpark pic How to Build a Great Team: Detroit Tigers Edition Posted on June 9, 2015

May 13 was a normal day at the office until I got the chance to meet the entire lineup of the Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Economic Club had a lunch to celebrate the start of the season at MotorCity Casino in Detroit. Having that many phenomenal baseball players in one room was surreal. We heard from […]

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Airfoil Group - 3 Simple Steps to Increasing the Positivity in Your Workplace featured image 3 Simple Steps to Increasing the Positivity in Your Workplace Posted on July 29, 2014

  As a leader in business, you understand that someone who is happy and feels valued will work harder. The challenge is achieving that state of positivity. What’s the best way to do that, you ask? You gave them more money already. They have the title that befits them. What more do they need? It’s […]

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Who Owns the Gray Area? Posted on May 31, 2012

While many of us were feverishly working to wrap up business loose ends in advance of the holiday weekend, Procter & Gamble made a significant announcement that probably didn’t generate the attention it deserved. Read the full story from AdvertisingAge here: P&G Restructures Communications Under Marketing Chief Pritchard From my perspective, the really big news […]

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(Attempted) Inspirational leadership insights from my last fitness endeavor Posted on September 6, 2011

Those who know me well know my aspirations to be athletic sometimes trump my actual ability.  Since we started Airfoil back in the day, I have tended to launch a self-professed athletic big bet each year, typically with the moniker “Commitment to Fitness version X!”  I think I’m on Commitment to Fitness version 20, which […]

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Management Is Also Lateral: Some Advice For CEOs of creative businesses Posted on March 9, 2011

In the March 5 edition of the New York Times, Marjorie Kaplan, who is president of the Animal Planet and Science networks, states something so simple yet so misunderstood about managing:  “It’s lateral.”  That means that while a manager may have effective authority to manage underneath him or her, the management function necessitates managing people […]

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