Monthly Archives: January 2013

What’s Your Favorite Mars Product?

Don’t miss the great article in the new Fortune magazine about Mars – Inside Mars, one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, by David A. Kaplan. Here’s what I find interesting: Mars’ headquarters is in McLean, Virginia, the DC … Continue reading

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A Library of Event Checklists

I’m just back from a successful and well-executed client meeting at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel in Dana Point, California.  Verto’s event planner Jane Reynolds deserves the credit for amazing food, good logistics, and no surprises.   Jane and I have … Continue reading

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Association Law Essentials

The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues.  The article was written by Jerry A. Jacobs, dean of the association legal community.  Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook, is in the Fifth Edition.  I … Continue reading

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True Professionalism at an Association Management Firm

I’ve just completed David Maister’s True Professionalism.  Originally published in 1997 and still relevant today, it is the single best guide I’ve found so far to managing a professional services firm like Verto Solutions. The most concise part of the … Continue reading

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How Does Nick Saban Do It?

  There’s an interesting article in the September 24, 2012 Fortune magazine, “Leadership Lessons from Nick Saban” by Brian O’Keefe, a former Birmingham resident who spent time earlier this year inside the Saban bubble in Tuscaloosa. I also read a … Continue reading

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