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The recent announcement that Wendy’s was pursuing “strategic options” for its Arby’s business and that Yum Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut etc.) was divesting A&W and Long John Silver properties got me thinking. I’ve done work in this arena … Continue reading

Recently I was reminded of the importance of re-reading the contracts that come out of complex partnerships and negotiations. I think that many of us have had the experience of working on fairly involved deals with the paperwork going back … Continue reading

Recently I was at an educational technology conference and I was fortunate to sit in on a panel discussion on what investors are looking for from prospective investments. Here is one response, from a super experienced, successful and thoughtful person, … Continue reading

David Ogilvy the, advertising giant, famously said that I know that half my advertising works. I just don’t know which half! We can also extend the same to the portion of a business that is providing profit that is unprofitable. … Continue reading

Recently I was up in Cape Cod with my family. It rained the week we were there- quite badly in fact – so while waiting for a break in the weather so we could walk the beach- we found ourselves … Continue reading

Today more and more there is a link between Mobile and learning. Smart phones are increasingly becoming a tool for distributed learning and knowledge. Smart teachers, schools and systems are using mobile platforms within and without the class rooms. A … Continue reading

Recently I was very privileged to see Joanne Weiss, the Director of the Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” program, speak at Edu Tech an education industry conference. Frankly seeing her speak provided me an enormous sense of confidence … Continue reading

I sit in the board of directors of an incredibly, totally cool non-profit call “Little Kids Rock” (LKR.) LKR is dedicated to restoring and revitalizing music in public schools. LKR’s unique program provides free instruments and instruction to over 53,000 … Continue reading