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Strategy and the Fat Smoker – New podcast series live now

post # 482 — January 3, 2008 — a Strategy and the Fat Smoker post

The first episode of my new podcast series, Strategy and the Fat Smoker, is now live and available for download.

It is dedicated to exploring the themes found in my new book by the same name. Each chapter will be accompanied by an executive summary ebook covering the same material. I encourage you to forward these to friends and associates who may be interested in the topics covered. If you are already a subscriber to my podcast feed, this pdf will be available in your itunes.

The first episode of this series, also entitled Strategy and the Fat Smoker, discusses how strategy, like any other life altering decision, requires the discipline to stick to the plan. In the absence of this determination, most strategic planning is a complete waste of time. We will discuss some of the tools necessary to do what is obvious but not easy.


00:43 — Strategic planning and New Years’ resolutions

02:32 — Future rewards require immediate sacrifice

05:00 — The only meaningful debate is: Which diet are you really ready to get on?

16:48 — Conclusion

You can download Strategy and the Fat Smoker or sign up to receive new Business Masterclass seminars automatically with iTunes or other podcast players. My seminars are always available for download at no cost.


Duncan said:

great news!

I’ve been waiting with baited breath for your next podcast series.



posted on January 3, 2008

Shama Hyder said:

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing these.

posted on January 3, 2008