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The Year Without Pants and How to Replace Email

The Year Without Pants and the future of work is Scott Berkun’s account of his year working for Automattic, Inc. the company behind WordPress, the online, open source website creation software that many consider the easiest and most powerful blogging and … Continue reading

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What is Strategy?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that strategy is the most overused word in the corporate lexicon.  Not just for-profit corporations, but non-profits too, and it’s also frequently used by military leaders. So I was comforted by the definition offered by Harrison Coerver … Continue reading

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Innovation for Association Executives

I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises. Innovation is a corporate buzz word, but it’s also a fundamental element in any successful and growing organization. This summer I discovered a book about innovation strategy … Continue reading

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Global Public Affairs

My reading material on a recent business trip included Building and Maintaining a Global Public Affairs Function, by the DC-based Foundation for Public Affairs. The Foundation for Public Affairs is the association for public affairs professionals that produces excellent publications. … Continue reading

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Verto Solutions Goes Sailing

Verto Solutions, with friends and families, went sailing today on the Chesapeake Bay.  The conditions were perfect with clear skies, a brisk wind, and great company.    

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Advice for New Lawyers

I’m speaking again this week to University of Alabama law students about career opportunities for lawyers working in government relations.  It’s not an easy time for new lawyers to get started, so I’ve been thinking about what I can say to … Continue reading

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Chuck Spurlock: An Appreciation

I went to Montgomery, Alabama today to be with the friends and family of Charles Hughes Spurlock, Jr.  Chuck Spurlock passed away Tuesday evening after a year fighting cancer.  Chuck was one of the smartest, sweetest, and most interesting people … Continue reading

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