Welcome to Net Cotton Content

Perhaps this is a “Re-Welcome.” If you are a longtime reader of Net Cotton Content, welcome anew. You are receiving this message because I relaunched my website (my entire online presence) on a new online platform during May 2017. The relaunch results in...

The Four Sounds (During A Meeting)

Early this morning, a few Chairs (of Vistage groups) gathered for cross-training. We call it “Chairs On Zoom Getting Coffee.” During today’s Zoom videoconference, this sudden awareness. Four Sounds There are four sounds during a peer group meeting: The voice of one of...

Forced Choice

About 15 years ago, Bill Oesterle called me. Founder of Angie’s List, Bill is a role model. At the time of that telephone call, Bill was a silent partner in my advertising agency, the late Young Isaac. Bill had long watched me fail to grow the value of the...

We Are All Liars Today (A Poem)

We Are All Liars Today You asked me if I’m telling the truth. We only just met. Why would I lie to you? I lie to my beloved, Lest she see me as weak. I lie to my children, Lest they see me as unwise. I lie to my friends, Lest they see me as uncaring. I lie to my...

Management Of Failure

True to our consumer culture, we believe that the customer is always right. Everything starts and ends with the customer, we believe. Follow the cash, from consumer to investor. If we are cash operations, then the customer is always right. But if we are value-creation...

Lead Thyself

It’s not enough for leaders to lead others. Leaders must also lead themselves. If you are calling for your colleagues to develop themselves, show them how. Go first. Be a role model in self-development. A Milestone Of Adulthood We are no longer solely the...

The Green Fields of the Mind

[Longtime readers of Net Cotton Content will recall this seasonal post. With the end of another baseball season, “it must follow, as the night the day.” Feel free to skip the next few paragraphs. But read, below, “The Green Fields of the...