Turning Strategic Ambiguity into Strategic Clarity

View original / by Deloitte? By leveraging the planning and performance management cycles as well as analytical capabilities, CFOs can minimize strategic ambiguity and establish strategic clarity for the organization and its stakeholders. In battle, strategic ambiguity can sometimes lead to disastrous results. At Gettysburg, for example, on the first day of the epic Civil …

Military Airships: Hot Air or Soaring Promise? By David Axe

View original / David Axe / defense.aol.com The past decade has seen an unlikely revival of a long-grounded technology. Military airships, last operational with the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, took back to the skies, propelled by soaring demand for long-endurance, low-cost aerial surveillance in Iraq and Afghanistan. Per flight hour, an airship costs a …

14 Lessons From Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want In Life

View Original / by Thea Easterby / Business Insider Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His inventions included the lightning …

Dropping Keys?

Talk about one or maybe three off... listening to a podcast in the gym this morning and the speaker mentioned the Persian Poem and Poet below... loved it! And Googleing the poem... I came across the Chris Guillebeau's blog..."The Art of Nonconformity" looks great! Exactly what came to mind on hearing the poem...but know I …

Rethinking The Army Rebuilding the Big Green Machine after a decade of war

St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 30, 2012 Pg. 8 Our view . After nearly 10 years of relentless combat, the U.S. Army has begun to catch its breath and think about what's next. Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno, in an article published last Wednesday in the May/June edition of Foreign Affairs, writes that the …

No Fear!

by J. William DeMarco Remember when that phrase, decals, T-shirts, tennis shoes—were popular. I was totally jealous… I desperately wanted to come up with a cool phrase...sell it and make a ton of money off it! But… Looking through a few quotes today and I started pondering courage, fear…. and leadership... “The most striking thing …