I spent a morning with the amazing dance company Pilobolus at their rehearsal space in Washington CT, and spoke to its chief executive Itamar Kubovy for my latest Financial TImes column. Pilobolus believes that creativity emerges from the constraints imposed by the need to deliver a product. Perhaps uniquely for a dance company, its hierarchy… Continue reading How creativity works – according to Pilobolus
I have a column in the WSJ today about jump-starting US entrepreneurship, and the role being played by the Start-Up America Partnership. It draws on work I've done for the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Education.
In a Wall Street Journal oped today, I explain why Silvio Berlusconi is back running for Prime Minister of Italy and why he should be taken seriously. I interviewed Berlusconi in January for The Atlantic, at the end of a month as a visiting scholar at the wonderful American Academy in Rome. Whatever else you might… Continue reading Why Italy still flirts with Berlusconi.
I make the case in a Harvard Business Review post that salespeople need to set aside their technology every now and again and return to the old school methods. My last HBR piece was on the most important predictor of sales performance. It has been one of… Continue reading Skyfall Selling
The NYTimes today has a profile of Jack Reynolds, the extraordinarily successful director of the Yale Art Gallery. Reynolds explains his own fearlessness about asking for money: “You need to remember that the number you’re asking for — whether it’s a million or a million-five or 20 million — has nothing to do with you,”… Continue reading The Art of Fundraising
The day after Thanksgiving, I spoke at length on the telephone with Florian Homm, who used to run a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, before disappearing in 2007. He has since repented of his greed and I explain some of this in this interview in The Financial Times today. His book is available on Amazon and… Continue reading Interview with Florian Homm – a reformed hedge fund manager
The Economist hosted a debate this week on the value of MBAs. It pitted the great MBA-basher Henry Mintzberg of McGill, against Paul Danos, the Dean of the Tuck school at Dartmouth. On Monday, I was asked to contribute a column to the debate. I argued that MBAs are getting harder to justify given how… Continue reading Economist Debate on the value of MBAs