Blake's Blog

An Elegy for Good Men


“Those who defend mediocrity get to keep it.” —Author Unknown

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Lebowski, Lee, and Life


This is totally random, but I recently saw a fun, quirky little TV interview with...

Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" (with audio!)


Quite simply, why I love Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena"...

Radiolab—Radiolab—Radiolab!


Oh my gosh, Radiolab, how did I not know you existed?

You are literally 10...

When is Workaholism...Bad?


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

...and We're Back!


Check-check, test-test...is this thing on?

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After 180 days offline, Blake's Blog is...

The Bigger Miss


Sorry; I've just tweeted about Hank Haney's The Big Miss, but...

What Wondrous Things One Can Learn from Toothpaste Manufacturing


A tale about toothpaste manufacturing—from which we all can learn a thing or...

Need More Hospitality?


What a clean, simple little interview by Charlie Rose this past week with Danny Meyer...

The Value of Strategic Perspective: From Frank to Picasso


"Why, when I point to the moon, do you stare at my finger?"

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Being Strategic—Now!


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

Mark Twain: Still Teaching


102 years after his death, Samuel Langhorne Clemens ("Mark Twain") is still lecturing...