Fortune Favors the Offensive: 5 Principles of speed and aggression from history’s greatest generals

One of the great regrets of my life is not having served in the military. I've become painfully aware of my lack of service since moving to the D.C. area, where it feels like everyone is either active duty or retired military or a "defense contractor" or an FBI/Secret Service agent. They're all way way … Continue reading Fortune Favors the Offensive: 5 Principles of speed and aggression from history’s greatest generals

This is the Golden Age of Radio – How podcasts can change your commutes

The golden age of radio was not the 1920s (or whenever) when families would huddle around giant wooden transistors listening to fake stores about aliens. The golden age of radio is happening today in your pocket. Stop missing out on podcasts. If you're not listening to podcasts you are missing some of the most profound, … Continue reading This is the Golden Age of Radio – How podcasts can change your commutes

Get to Know Me, From My Company’s Portal Blog

This month my company featured me on our portal in a blog-style interview. I thought I'd share since I haven't posted much about work lately. Here you go: Get to Know John Demma We all share common goals, but rarely do we have an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and  break the ice. Yet, studies show … Continue reading Get to Know Me, From My Company’s Portal Blog

Expense Savings Go Right to the Bottom Line

You may have heard someone say that expense savings go right to the "bottom line". What does that mean? What is the bottom line anyway? For a business, the last line on the income statement is net income. Income statements are one of the core financial reports for a business (along with balance sheets and … Continue reading Expense Savings Go Right to the Bottom Line

The Great Man Myth: Or how the Simpsons and Tolstoy will calm your nerves when meeting Rick Flair

I don't have any interest in meeting celebrities. I met Rick Flair once. He came to my bar after a night of performing at the XL Center - still had his boots and shorts on. I poured him a glass of wine and listened to him whine just like every other lonely/pathetic business traveler that … Continue reading The Great Man Myth: Or how the Simpsons and Tolstoy will calm your nerves when meeting Rick Flair