Blake's Blog

Ego: Destroyer of Worlds


Public Speaking, Stage Fright, and Beyond


I have a friend. Let’s call him “Smith,” because he...

True Thanksgiving


Maybe I'll get all "Charlie Brown" on ya in the near...

When is Workaholism...Bad?


Intriguingly, I’ve had four separate yet equally intense interactions recently with clients who...

Being Strategic—Now!


Earlier this week, perhaps our most beloved client expressed the difficulty their organizational leaders have...

The Primacy of Hope


This past week, as I've spoken with several professional salespeople, I've...

The Value of Systems Integration


This past week I spent some time with a company renowned for being a...

Leadership, the University & Poor vs. Great Leaders


While literally countless important questions swirl around us every day, there are few that stimulate...

Creativity & Genius: Nathan Myhrvold


On May 20, 2010 I caught a neat episode of Charlie Rose on PBS ...

Valuating Corporate Virtue?


I stumbled across an interesting article in a recent European issue of Fortune that...

Dilbert Levity


This morning I received a rather humorous email alleging, "A magazine recently ran a...

Squaring the Circle


We have to do a lot of this these days, don't we?

Squaring...