Human Experience Optimization

Your Winning Strategy

Is strategy all about winning? Are rivals and competition necessary to inspire great strategy? Could strategy serve a higher purpose than “total market dominance?” One of the legendary “Lords of Strategy“, Michael Porter,  claims in his 2001 paper “Strategy and… Read More ›

Jesus’ Business Plan

What do you do? What do you make? What did Jesus make? Don’t hire people to make widgets. Make widgets so you can hire people. …and make disciples. Not converts. Not church goers. Not religious nuts. Disciples. A disciple is… Read More ›

Why? Why? Why?

Achievement is getting what you want. Integrity is how you get it. Success is knowing why you want it. Start with Why is title of Simon Sinek’s excellent book in which he explains that what you do isn’t nearly as… Read More ›

What’s Your Problem?

Word problems.  Relationship problems.  Back problems.  Money problems. No one wants problems. Except rock climbers. Rock climbers go looking for problems.  Seriously.  They spend their recreational time looking for problems. Why? Problems are what they call the logistical challenges that… Read More ›

The New “F” Word

Society is now replete with examples of men who have fathered generations of frustrated, disappointed, betrayed, angry, and wounded offspring. Through abandonment, divorce, substance abuse, incarceration, or the phenomenon of “absent while present” – fatherlessness is pandemic. There are now… Read More ›

Get the Idea

If you want to be inspired by God – ask Him to reveal ways to generate more value than you extract. That is what your business is for – to generate more value than it extracts. God will inspire business… Read More ›

Stop Asking God…

Stop asking God to “bless” your business. Stop asking God to “bring” you more customers. Stop asking God to “bring” you the right employees. Stop asking God to “multiply” your sales. In the Christian culture it is popular for business… Read More ›

Anxiety Amplified

The president of the company earns $1.4M annually.  About half of that is bonuses and stock.  She’s anxious. Sales are down and she’s not happy, and everybody knows it – especially the VP of sales who’s been in his position… Read More ›