Author Jim Cumbee

Are You a Smart One?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the West End chapter of the Nashville Business Forum.  The group had a vibrant discussion about leadership, which segued into a discussion of what skills can and cannot be taught in business school. This discussion led me to re-think what I learned, and didn’t learn, Read More

3 Business Principles I Learned While Comparing Starbucks Via with Starbucks K-Cups

I discovered Starbucks in 1994 when a group of Disney executives held a meeting at the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in western Canada.  One morning our Canadian host took us to a charming coffee shop in the village and he ordered this thing called a “latte.”  I had never before heard the word “latte”, I Read More