Tomorrow’s Corner

Timely Topics about The Unstoppable Force of Disruption
and Great Leadership

Knowledge – one of the essential components in becoming and remaining a market leader – is critical to ensuring that you’re developing a growth mindset and maximizing your potential. Staying current about new ideas is a crucial part of being effective.

In Tomorrow’s Corner, John shares his and other industry leaders’ insights and observations on important trends, emerging technologies, business models and other potentially disruptive events. These articles will help you do what you do better and take your business to unprecedented levels.

Unproductive Mindsets and Behaviors

Excerpt from John Furth’s book: Owning Tomorrow You only need 10 minutes! One of the aspects that I love most about what I do is getting to meet a diverse group of entrepreneurs and leaders of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) on a regular basis. Many of them...

The Seven Traits of Successful Disruptive Leaders #1: Brainiacs

#1: Brainiacs You only need 10 minutes! Like most business leaders, great disruptive entrepreneurs and CEOs such as Jeff Bezos, Charles Schwab, Reid Hoffman, Lou Gerstner are ambitious, competitive, and resilient individuals committed to winning. But what...

Walls That Could Shut Down YOUR Business

You only need 10 minutes!Over a period of two years, a simple four-letter word has splintered our political system into a plethora of warring camps and even threatens to shut down the federal government not once but possibly twice. Walls, both physical and figurative,...

Disruption Starts with You

At the core of everyone’s personal and professional journey lies a set of beliefs that start forming the minute we are born. Events occur along the way that cause us to question assumptions about ourselves and the world…

Egos and Ethics

Many disruptive leaders not only radically change traditional ways of doing of business but are also committed to challenging generally accepted norms of leadership behavior and business propriety…

Ready To Make 2019 Your Best Year?

Who wouldn’t want the next twelve months to be their best year ever?

But what are you doing to make it a reality?

You’re probably very industrious and have spent lots of time planning, strategizing and making an “impact.” And yet, despite everything you do, it doesn’t quite come together the way you’d like it to.

How to Own Tomorrow (podcast)

What you’ll learn about in this episode: Why you need to first learn how to disrupt yourself before you can disrupt others, How the things we don’t know can disrupt our lives, How John came up with the title for his book, “Owning Tomorrow: The Unstoppable Force of Disruptive

The Learned Skills of Successful Entrepreneurs (podcast)

John Furth was recently interviewed by The Clark Hulings Fund (CHF) as part of their podcast series on business and art. CHF helps professional visual artists compete in an increasingly complex marketplace by providing them with strategic business support, training, and targeted financial assistance.

Uber-Egos and Uber-Problems

Leaders committed to using disruptive management practices and techniques have to constantly assess every move they make. The ethical and legal issues they could get dragged into have the potential to derail their dreams and the companies they are leading.

The 21st Century and the Age of Disruption

For most of the world’s population, the evening of Dec. 31, 1999 wasn’t that much different than any other New Year’s Eve. Like hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, I had been invited to a small dinner party. At 11:45 my hosts, fellow guests and I donned our year 2000 spectacles, grabbed a glass of champagne…

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart is shaping up to be a battle of the mega-retailers

Despite the inroads made by Amazon during the first 23 years of its existence, Wal-Mart is still the granddaddy of retailers by a wide margin. But the C-suite at Wal-Mart is well aware of how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his company are disrupting the traditional retailing model and threatening…

The Questioning Leader

Business leaders can talk a lot – sometimes too much. There are certainly senior executives out there who have very interesting things to say. Likewise, legions of leaders and managers inspire their teams every day through highly developed communication skills.

Getting The Facts Right When it Comes to Leadership

In a time of contentious political maneuvering, the public debate about the degree to which our civic and business leaders disregard or hide facts to (mis)guide the world’s population has become even more intense.

The Rubik’s Cube of Growth

It’s not uncommon for an entrepreneur who has grown her businesses without any significant interruption to suddenly discover that a lot of what made her company successful before may not work going forward. As with so many who have come before her and will come after her…

Disrupt or Die

As the millenials enter the work force and become voters it’s becoming increasingly obvious to me that they will be known as the Disruptor Generation in all senses of the word. In their formative years millenials experienced not ONE but TWO of the most disruptive events in modern history – the 9/11 attacks and…

Celebrating Independence: Learning When to Let Go

I want to make one thing clear: this is NOT a post advocating that entrepreneurs delegate everything they can at the first opportunity they get in an effort to free themselves up to “focus on what’s important”. Rather this is about knowing WHEN an entrepreneur should delegate or let certain activities be handled…

Today’s Virtual Leaders

I’m finding that entrepreneurs in their 50’s and 60’s with significant business backgrounds are increasingly building companies with few if any employees while drawing on vast networks of partners, affiliates and independent contractors to get the work done. When asked about this phenomenon, many friends…

Achieving Business Leadership

There is a great line from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” written as part of a forged letter from the Countess Olivia to the puritanical and appropriately named Malvolio that I keep coming back to time and time again: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

Strategy and the Effective Leader

I’ve spent 25 years advising Presidents & CEOs of small, medium-sized and large companies around the world as a corporate strategist. The good news is that strategists are often accepted as equals to their clients, the work is enriching and satisfying if not somewhat exhausting and the clarity such projects bring to senior leadership can be powerful.

Just How “Authentic” Should or Can a Leader Really Be?

Wikipedia defines authentic leadership as “an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. Generally, authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness…

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