Ten Things I Learned From Louis Nizer

Write Clearly.  But Mr. Nizer was not just a great oral advocate, he was a superb brief writer.  And he taught each of us that the key to effective writing was clarity.  Again, his rule of thumb was to judge the clarity of the argument in terms of an intelligent lay person, not a legal…

Ask a Billionaire: Eric Schmidt’s 2014 Predictions

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Summary: Everyone is going to have a smart phone. Everyone is going to be connected to a super computer. Mobile has now won. Big data and machine intelligence is everywhere. The ability to find people, to talk to them, to judge them, to rank what they are doing, to…

How Jeff Bezos Makes Decisions

Did you know that many of Amazon’s meetings start with 20 minutes of silence while everyone in the room reads an important memo to be discussed? Jeff Bezos is a constant innovator. He pushes people to rise to his level. How does he operate different then others?   Find out in this Harvard Business Review…

The Amazing Art of Kimberly Brannon

A Talk with Master Painter, Kimberly Brannon Baton Rouge Business Journal caught up with an amazing abstract painter, Kimberly J. Brannon on August 12, 2013, whose work is found in the coveted Shaw Museum collection in Baton Rouge, LA. Kimberly also had the top selling design at Art in Motion for several years running. She…

Q&A with Billionaire Thomas Secunda

First we’re extremely customer-centric. We’re big believers in prototyping. We prototype the product and then we put it out in front of our sales force and in front of our customers as an alpha version. We then take what we’ve learned and build a beta version and we go back out again and test it.…