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Go Private with Abine

May 15, 2012 by comments 1

As much as gross self-promotion is not our thing, in this case, the promotion helps us all.  Check out our work here for Abine, the online privacy company.  And go private.

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The Difference Between Innovation and Smart Innovation

April 23, 2012 by comments 0

On Wednesday, April 18th, 30 CEOs of Boston-based companies came together at Holland-Mark’s fourth CEO Series event to hear from Dr. Beth Altringer of Harvard on the topic of “Smart Innovation”. Dr. Altringer has spent the last ten years studying team-based innovation to identify what creates optimal innovating environments. Her observations about “what it takes”…

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The CEO as Brand

January 24, 2012 by comments 0

Our CEO Series bi-monthly events at Grill 23 continue to attract an engaged and engaging audience of CEOs. Topics have ranged from “Social Media for CEOs” to last week’s event, “The CEO as Brand.” Speaker Israel Ganot, CEO and co-founder of Gazelle, shared his story and how he is working on different ways he can…

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Risk and Sacrifice

January 8, 2012 by comments 6

The measure of any successful company is its ability to affect sustainable growth while maintaining strong cash flow and a healthy balance sheet. The measure of any successful country is roughly the same: a growing GDP, consistent surpluses, and a portfolio of tangible and intangible assets that easily cover its tangible and intangible liabilities. The…

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Steve Jobs was Right and Wrong

December 13, 2011 by comments 1

I just finished reading an excellent New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell entitled “Tweakers“.  The gist is this:  not unlike the concept of the Last Mile, the truth of much of the innovation that has changed the world is that its societal significance has come as much from the innovators who refined the original idea…

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