Category management

Insecurities: The Persian

Your heritage should be a source of pride, but sometimes, we feel responsible for the sins of others This is part 2 in my series on Insecurities. I was born in Iran in March 1978 to Muslim parents. We weren’t… Continue Reading →

Not Asking for Permission: MsMojo Origins

Launching MsMojo was an example of listening to your inner voice, serving your community and not giving in to the perpetually-offended (now help me serve another demographic) Part of WatchMojo’s brands, MsMojo turns 5! It’s turned out to be a… Continue Reading →

Success is 80% What You Don’t Say or Do

Donald Trump never showed any discipline, but his actions on Wednesday may have ruined his future more than the sum of all of his previous words and actions Twitter finally banned Donald Trump. As a publicly-traded company, Twitter can do… Continue Reading →

People Ahead of Profit

For as long as I can recall, I’ve referenced the concept of “people ahead of profit,” which goes beyond looking at the bottom line, reinvesting, empathy and not chasing near-term profits You can blame Facebook for the destruction of democratic… Continue Reading →

Vision vs vision

Vision figuratively speaking is usually juxtaposed with Mission and Statement of Purpose. But literally speaking, I have also compared Vision with vision Vision vs vision In business, Vision is discussed relative to Mission and Statement of Purpose, for that, read… Continue Reading →

Vision, Mission, Statement of Purpose

These terms are used inter-changeably, but they mean different things and serve different goals in strategy and tactics, culture and communications From the first day you walk into business school, you hear these terms. Businesses refer to them all the… Continue Reading →

Open to Work? Do This Now!

If you do this, you will exponentially increase your odds of landing work… or at least standing out by making the hiring manager’s job easier. I alluded to this in my Finding Your Voice article when discussing our new foray… Continue Reading →


Arthur Sulzberger Jr. saw the New York Times face death, and managed to bring it back to life thanks to a new medium and a President unfit for office. After 42 years at the helm of the New York Times,… Continue Reading →

The Advisor

Advisors are as valuable as you make them out to be. The answer to whether you should remain CEO as a young entrepreneur is part psychology, part experience. We had a good 2020. I emailed my list of formal and… Continue Reading →

An Alphabet of Opportunities

This is from a 2016 presentation I shared with my team before we reviewed them all, discussed the ones that made sense for us to pursue as part of our WM2020 initiative which paid off. If you are looking for… Continue Reading →

Building & Retaining an Army

The most effective organizations in the information age count their Intellectual Property as their strongest asset. While it is People who create that IP, modern management seems to view People as an afterthought. In ancient times, “entrepreneurs” would build armies… Continue Reading →

How Companies Avoid Death: Sin meets Virtue

XYZ Corp. vs ABC Inc. are two companies that take different approaches to how they view their cash flow. In my first day of finance class in 1996, the professor declared: “the role of the financial manager is to maximize… Continue Reading →

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