Our Thinking

The Breakaway Initiative is about innovation and challenging the status-quo.  Here we share the insights of our work.

Macy's

The Fall of Retail

I was recently in Macy’s, the department store founded in 1858, to purchase a birthday gift for a family member.  Macy’s is not a store…

Sea Turtle, Environment, Asking More of Business

Asking More of Business

I am proud to announce the creation of The Breakaway Initiative’s corporate responsibility charter.  Positive social impact is a central principle of our firm and…

graveyard, golfsmith, sports authority, rows of white graves

How the Mighty Have Fallen

Two former retail giants, Golfsmith and Sports Authority, succumbed to the fate of bankruptcy in the past six months.  Once leaders in their industry they are…

The Beginning

This is the official launch of the The Breakaway Initiative, the beginning of an organization with a goal to assist organization grow and reinvent how…

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Paradise, Dream Job, Finding Happiness

Dream Job

Last month, I posed a simple question to a group of people, What is your dream job?  I was curious to know how many people have…