Silicon Valley State of Mind, a blog by John Weathington, "The Science of Success"
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Strategy is the framework that guides the decisions that determine what your company will be in the next three to five years. Most people don't understand what strategy is, so it's no surprise that they get it wrong. Here are my tips, tricks and advice for making sure you get strategy right.


Innovative thinking is the spice of life, and the life-blood for any business. Here are my thoughts, tips, and advice on not only being an innovative thinker, but bringing innovations into reality.


Leadership is all about knowing where to go and making the right decisions to get you there. It's unequivocally the most important competence an organization can develop. The wrong leadership can lead an otherwise great company into runis; whereas great leadership can pull even an average organization out of a nose-dive. Here are my tips, tricks, and advice for being a great leader.

Operational Excellence

There's no doubt that effectiveness trumps efficiency; however, without efficiency there's no scalability, transferability, and most importantly competitive advantage. Here are my thoughts, tips, and advice on executing with precision, predictability, and high-octane.

Program Management

Successful program execution is critical for innovation, improvement, and growth. Unfortunately, it's easier said than done. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, and former program manager for Visa's enterprise data strategy, I know a few things about getting things done. Here are some of my tips, tricks, and advice for getting results where the rubber meets the road.

Personal Development

Constant improvement is not only vital in an organization, but also in an individual. As Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living. An incessant focus on personal growth will make you more effective, more efficient, more appreciated, and more appreciative. Here are my tips and advice for being a better person tomorrow.

Information Exploitation

Knowledge and information are power. The information explosion has been occurring over the last couple of decades creates a divide between those who can harness and exploit this information, and those who cannot. Here are my tips, tricks and advice for using information as a competitive advantage.