Putin Playbook

Putin Playbook

Past is prologue. Back in 1999, Boris Yeltsin was serving his 8th year as President of Russia. The beleaguered leader was facing corruption investigations and needed political cover. After two unsuccessful hires, he wanted someone he could trust. Yeltsin named the...
Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln almost died of a virus. Hours after delivering the Gettysburg Address in November of 1863, the Republican President fell ill. He suffered weakness, fever, and a headache on the train ride back to Washington. Within a few days, Lincoln developed...
“There are only two sources of competitive advantage: the ability to learn more about our customers faster than the competition and the ability to turn that learning into action faster than the competition.” -Jack Welch

“There are only two sources of competitive advantage: the ability to learn more about our customers faster than the competition and the ability to turn that learning into action faster than the competition.” -Jack Welch

Jack Welch was a titan of industry. He passed away last year in Connecticut. Nicknamed “Neutron Jack,” he led General Electric for two decades. Over that period, GE’s market value increased by 4,000%.Fortune once called Jack the manager of the...