How to speak

The late Christopher Hitchens, when asked by one of his students at the University of California, Berkeley for advice on how to write, responded with the question “before you try to write, ask yourself this: Can you speak? Yes? And when you speak, do others want to listen?” Investment in people’s speaking skills has been Read more about How to speak[…]

Taking on Stiff Competition in the Marketplace

In 1979, Michael Porter, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, published a breakdown of the five forces that factor into the long-term sustainability and profitability needed to survive in any major industry. Four decades later, it’s still a blueprint on how to strategize in a highly competitive marketplace through analysis of rivals, customers, suppliers, Read more about Taking on Stiff Competition in the Marketplace[…]