Are you Looking at the Right Economic Signs?

Buy at the bottom? Don’t be tempted to wait. Are you looking at the right Economic signs? Look at the Blog listed below from ITR Economic forecasts. They track, on an ongoing basis a variety of US GDP data plus a variety of different Industry segments. A number...

Collaboration & Innovation during Covid!

How important is this to your firm? How do you operate in this unusual environment we find ourselves during Covid 19? It does not seem like things will return to the old normal…..but somehow into a new normal. Collaboration & Innovation is even more critical...

Gen. Krulak’s Law of Leadership!!

Charles Krulak, a retired General in the US Marines, created some powerful insights about leading a group or team of people. Namely that the closer you get to the front lines (or customers) the more power you have over the brand. He postulated that within the space of...

Elon Musk: 7 Most Important Words!

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, plus other firms has not been known as a particularly modest Leader. Recently he stated…..I’m the chief engineer of this thing, so I’d just like to say that if it goes right, it’s credit to the SpaceX-NASA...

Learn from McDonald’s menu change!!

During this time of operating in an unusual environment, what might we learn from some recent actions taken by industry leader McDonald’s? Due to requirements to change the operating procedures, as a result of COVID 19, it forced the firm to quickly evaluate how...

How to protect your business from the Virus!

What can you do to protect some of your most valuable assets…..your firm, your employees, your family and more? Here is a collection of suggestions and resources that you might find valuable. Including how to protect employees…..your...

What Focus Really Means!!

Read lessons from Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Steve Jobs.  When asked about the keys to their success……response was emphasizing a singular focus to major goals in their life.For Gates it was his singular drive to master the computer world and its...

Use the rule of 3 to focus!!

The US Marines have used a simple principle for many years to focus & improve performance & productivity.   It is called the  Rule of 3  The results have been something short of phenomenal.  The ability to focus…..to set...

A Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Jeff Bezos at Amazon showed how to effectively use Emotional Intelligence.  Amazon is long known for a focus on Innovation……but not every project succeeds.Look at how he treated a recent failure to incentivize learning and growth.Lessons everyone can...

When Apple lost $10 B…..what it means to you

Apple lost $10 Billion in market value in 2011, after they announced Steve Jobs retirement. What could this possibly mean to you?  A privately held firm. It’s all about a firm being…..Owner Dependent.    Business value can be very fragile…..how...