Blake's Blog

Scorpion, Frog, Jordan, Maslow, Market


Here's a fable you've read before...

A scorpion and a...

Four Suggestions for Difficult Times


I spoke with a dear client this morning who commented, "Blake -- our people...

Thank You for the Thank You's


The day after Thanksgiving, I located my cell phone (which I had stuffed in a...

2 Brief Book Reviews: "Make it Plain" and "The Millionaire's Secret"


and are both fine reads.

Make it Plain and The Millionaire'...

Monograph: Book List


I shudder to share this unwieldy “book list” – this bibliography of...

Book Review: "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell


With Gladwell's third book, he is officially "2 for 3" in...

"Man Working Here!"


This past week I was in Savannah, GA.

While eating at The Gryphon Tea Room,...

Book Review: "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- And How It Can Renew America" by Thomas L. Friedman


Wow -- this book was a figurative and literal B E A T I...

Book Review: "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" by Ben Mezrich


Bringing Down the House led to 21 with Kevin Spacey. I have not seen...

White Paper: When Re-Organizing, Consider These Elements


Given the amount of change occurring around us, I have noticed a marked 'uptick&...

Thanksgiving 2008


For too many years, I entered Thanksgiving with a TON of work to be done...

The Jonestown Tragedy: A Cautionary Tale Reminding Us of the Importance of Dissension


Last night, my wife and I watched "Jonestown: The Life & Death of Peoples...