Past Issues

Vol. 25 Issue 3

Bring Your Brand Alive With Storytelling

The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Snow White are all stories we remember. But why? Because we emotionally connect with the story lines. Strategic storytelling has the power to change attitudes and perception. It can present new advocates for your business. (more…)

Is There a Rembrandt in Your Closet?

Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art announced recently that it had found a 500-year-old painting by Hieronymus Bosch. Maybe that’s not a Rembrandt, but from a value perspective, it’s not far off. In fact, there are only 25 paintings by Bosch on the planet and only five in the United States. The painting, “The Temptation of St. Anthony,” is dated around 1500.  Apparently, it was sort of a by-chance discovery made after some art experts from Bosch’s hometown in the Netherlands noticed the painting in an art catalog from 2003, the last time it had been on display at the Nelson. (more…)

The ROI of Thinking

Over 20 years ago, a mentor of mine—Irv Hockaday, former CEO at Hallmark Cards Inc.—asked me, “Do you think that, or do you know that?” I have never forgotten the question. It is a game changer in my book. It is a question that stops a lot of leaders in their tracks. How much of what we “know” do we really know, based on fact, and how much is what we think based on accumulated experiences? (more…)


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