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Who’s Really Left in the GOP Field?

If you lack a unique, differentiating value, your only play is price. In business, you command the price play by being very, very big and very, very efficient. In presidential politics, you’re unique or you close up shop and go home. Commodities don’t win executive offices. Usually. Even though it’s early, only four Republican candidates…

Former Hewlett Packard (HP) CEO Carly Fiorina speaks about the economy during a panel at the Heritage Foundation on December 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 529339341 ORIG FILE ID: 536265175

One Question for Carly Fiorina

The next US President must be a great communicator. Distilling complex and controversial problems into mental models accessible to large numbers of people is not deception–it’s brilliance. The reason we hang onto sound bites isn’t because we’re stupid–it’s because we’re busy. We all don’t have time to earn masters-degree understanding of every issue facing society…

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What Is Leadership?

Many of you loved Simon Sinek’s Start With Why TEDx talk. I love the way Simon Sinek thinks. It’s no surprise, then, that his TED Talk on leadership could be the greatest definition of leadership I’ve ever heard. Please watch and share. I have some thoughts and a poll following. Contrasts give greater clarity. Sinek’s…