"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the
3 Attributes Powerfully Successful Problem Solvers Possess
Good problem solving skills are fundamentally important, especially when leading a business. But problems (what's that consulting term... challenges) are something that we don't particularly like. They're time-consuming. They bogart their way into our already packed schedules. And the queue never
The Secret of Getting Business Deals Moving
Say it's not so! It can't be. But alas it is. We are segueing into September. Over the next two weeks bathing suits will be wrung out, surfboards stowed, and backpacks wrenched out from beneath that pile of camp gear. Turning up the dial This is a period of both great anticipation and trepidation.
The New Gatekeeper?
Pop quiz, What do each of the below have in common? "Come on out to the picture show." "Same Bat time, same Bat channel." "I want my MTV." Each is a former powerful lever in the media game. Ever since I fell into the media/entertainment industry in the mid-1990s the winning combination for
In my prior post series on business models I talked about getting liberated. Breaking connections to make room for your new ideas. One of the most difficult traditional views for businesses is the thought that a product or service needs to be perfected before released upon the masses. Yes, a
Developing Your Concern’s Organic Growth Skills – Week’s 5 Best Posts
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Business [Re]Ignition: The 7 Rock Solid Elements of Executing Business Model Innovation – Part 7
If you sell, and we all do, you're in the business of changing behavior. Pop Quiz: How do you influence yours? Everything that we have covered up until this point will be for naught if you don't have (cultivate) the right mindset. One that constantly challenges how we approach tasks by
Business [Re]Ignition: The 7 Rock Solid Elements of Executing Business Model Innovation – Part 5
"In God we trust; all others must bring data." – W. Edwards Deming Who am I to argue? Deming is regarded as having had more impact upon Japanese manufacturing and business than any other individual. The problem is, this quote was more than likely birthed over half a century ago, well
Business [Re]Ignition: The 7 Rock Solid Elements of Executing Business Model Innovation – Part 3
It’s not your father’s (or mother’s) business world anymore. Three momentous forces — technological, social, and economic — have conspired to rock the business world and caused things to become more complex and uncertain. And, as a result the old ‘go to’ methods fall flat. Point blank, it is a