Socrates Says Blog

Dollar Time

Dollar Time We are all on “lock down” today. Some of us are working from home, using communications and virtual software tools, while some of us are going into the office or workplace. Let’s use this time as effectively as possible. So, if you have time think about your job. What can you do, should […]

The Other Side

The Other Side We have learned and we need to act. We need strong positive leadership now more than ever: clarity of message, cascading and direct communication, basic management methods, understanding, acceptance and commitment. There is very little we can control at this point. That is creating problems for everyone. Fear is everywhere. People don’t […]

We Have Been Here Before

We Have Been Here Before Over the past two decades we have confronted three separate events that changed how we looked at our businesses. In 1999/2000 we faced the Y2K problem. Our business systems were designed without sufficient foresight and we needed to make comprehensive changes swiftly and effectively. We did. In 2008 we dealt […]

What Will We Learn from this Crisis?

What Will We Learn from this Crisis? There is a Persian Proverb I am reminded of this week. The man who knows not, but knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him. The man who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a student. Teach him. The man who knows, but knows […]

The Times We Live In

The Times We Live In I have just finished an incredible book by a man I consider to be one of the best thinkers on the planet today. His name is George Friedman, and the book is “The Storm Before The Calm.” With everything going on in the world today I thought it would be […]

Manage Your Time

Manage Your Time A recent blog said that “Time is the enemy.” As I age it becomes even more appropriate. I can’t outrun time and I don’t have the luxury of being able to get more time. So, it becomes critical that I learn how to manage my time. I used to think I could […]