The 3 Strategic Skills the COVID-19 Crisis Will Teach Us

    There are moments in a business that are full of uncertainty. Sometimes you thrust that uncertainty onto yourself— for example, when you start a new business or try to create a new product. Sometimes ...

    How We Do ‘Naked Consulting’ at Container Solutions

    Over the course of my time at Container Solutions, I have read a lot of business books and consulting books, but none that got as close to what we at CS believe about working with customers as Patrick...

    Tech Events in the Time of COVID-19: Tips for Survival

    It’s been about three weeks since events have started being cancelled or postponed on a regular basis because of the spread of COVID-19. From giants like Mobile World Congress, Google I/O, and WWDC, t...

    Why Cutting Innovation Will Kill You After a Crisis

    It’s hard to think ahead when your house is on fire. But that’s exactly what we all need to do now.

    How Container Solutions’ Creativity Can Help You Cope With the COVID-19 Crisis

    It’s been a hell of a week. Last week, I wrote about how the COVID-19, or coronavirus, crisis was forcing millions of workers to work from home, and could spark increased demand in the crisis aftermat...

    How to Break the ‘Curse of Plenty’: Part 2, Patterns to Reduce Risk

    In Part 1 of this series on management transformation patterns, we looked at how the ‘Curse of Plenty’—the complacency that can accompany prosperity—can reduce your appetite for the hard work of trans...

    Management Transformation Patterns: Part 1, The 'Curse of Plenty'

    In medieval times, there was a mythical land of Cockaigne in popular culture that served as a fantasy for the hungry masses. In this land, physical comforts were always available, and the harshness of...

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    What Is 15Five, and Why Is Container Solutions Using It?

    Container Solutions is growing fast. This is good news! But when a company becomes this large—we are now more than 100 people, and adding more every week—we can no longer simply stop by each others’ d...

    Cloud Native (and Beyond): Strategy for Beginners

    Check out video from one of our webinars on strategy here. I am going to be very honest right now: I wrote this blog a year ago. It was during a time when members of my own team were driving me mad wi...