Growth is rarely linear and predictable in the early growth stages of a business venture and the growth itself can begin to morph or change the company in many ways.  This series addresses a range of commonly experienced business growing pains – what they are, how to spot them, and most importantly, strategies to eradicate them early before they damage the companies viability.  I call these the  “Growing Pain Gotchas” (or GPG’s for short). All of us probably remember the guy in high school (or maybe we were…

It is truly about people, isn’t it?   Technology is and can be a very powerful enabler for businesses, however, technology alone has never been enough to drive successful businesses. My experience and learning has shown me that diversity is key to developing and evolving a leadership team tasked with getting a technology innovation to market successfully.  When I use the term “diversity” I mean –  diverse experience, perspective, expertise, style, education, tenure, and even diverse outside interests.  I have done some excellent reading recently on this topic…

It is with great enthusiasm that I begin my journey this month as an independent consultant, launching Lumen Strategies, LLC.  I am enthusiastic about applying my talents and experiences in new ways as I begin the next phase of my own career.   There will be more to come soon on this site about the available services and offers of Lumen Strategies.  Additionally, in the coming months I hope to develop this blog site as a vehicle to engage in a dialogue around the dynamics for leveraging technology and change…