A Happenstance Innovator

I have never considered myself an innovator. In fact, as a young musician, I frequently found myself one step behind the curve when it came to creating the next cool sound. During the formative years of my professional career, I was constantly told there are very few new ideas and more regurgitation and repackaging of… Read more »

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Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism is a business framework and movement that is picking up steam outside and around the world. Chapters of business people promoting this idea are now alive and well in 18 U.S. cities and 8 more abroad. A magazine called Conscious Company is now on shelves in 49 of the 50 states (including AK).… Read more »

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Job Shadowing

Business success relies upon people. Who wants your employees to know more? Who wants your people to better use the knowledge they already have? Who wants those working for you to perform better? If I had 100 successful business leaders in a room and asked them the above questions, I bet their answers would all… Read more »

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The Upside to a Downturn

I recently heard an oil industry executive quoted as saying that, “innovation does not happen at $100.00 a barrel.” Indeed, it has been my experience that full funding is the glue that holds status quo in place. It is hard to implement meaningful and substantial change while we are reclining in our comfort zones. The… Read more »

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A Different Perspective

It’s hard for Alaskans not to feel like we’re “under siege”. Every day, there’s more news about low oil prices in Alaska, which is adversely affecting the State budget, oilfield-related jobs, and the ripple effect of state contracts not awarded. Many of us wonder if Alaska’s opportunities will be limited in the future – will… Read more »

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Harvesting Opportunity

Just today, a competitor suggested that BMG close our office—that during economic downturn, “smart” leaders cut budgets, and the first things to go are strategic planning, employee development and, in his words, the “kumbaya” elements of business. In short, employers don’t have the stomach for the touchy-feely. We respectfully disagree. In many companies, there is… Read more »

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The Opportunity of Disruption

I do not claim to be an expert on dealing with disruption but I do lay claim to having a lot of experience with it. After all, The Chariot Group has made its home in the technology sector, an industry that is defined by continuous disruption and, as a result, is subject to ceaseless change.… Read more »

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Adapt, Evolve and Prosper

When Darwin coined the term, “Adapt or Die,” he was referring to animals. When something in their environment changes, do they adapt to it or do they become extinct? Alaskans certainly see Darwin’s theory in action in the mighty Musk Ox, the great Polar Bear, and the highly intelligent and adaptable wolf. Of course, Darwin’s… Read more »

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