Author Archives: Dave Falter

2013 in review — more blogging promised in 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Mushing Millenials

My wife, who has returned to the workforce, recently expressed to me a real consternation with some of the younger people she has had to work with as peers and subordinates. While at first I just assumed that her frustration … Continue reading

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Good Shepherds can be Good Mushers

1.2 billion Catholics, and most of the rest of the world waited anxiously for the arrival of a new Pope.  In Pope Francis I, they appear to have a leader who is in many ways appears to be a Musher. … Continue reading

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A Field Report: Dogs with Backpacks

Recently I had the opportunity to join ten other “alpha dogs” in a hike across the Grand Canyon, from the south rim to the north rim in one day.  Known as the “Rim to Rim,” this is a pretty grueling … Continue reading

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Good Mushers are Good Dogs

When I owned my first business, I became critically aware of how dependent I was upon my employees to be successful.  Not just in the sense of a future exit or some wealth creation, but in the execution of daily … Continue reading

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Calling all Mushers 40 and Older

A recent article in Forbes authored by Josh Bersin, titled “It’s not the CEO, It’s the Leadership Strategy that Matters” reinvigorated my thinking about Musher Management and its suitability to the challenges of modern employment and management.  In the article, … Continue reading

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Dogs on Bicycles

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of riding alongside Mark Stephan, a low-functioning quadripalegic, and a group of his friends, across the inhospitable landscape of southwestern New Mexico and the west Texas panhandle.  What I witnessed there was not … Continue reading

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