Posts made in 2013

Are some CEOs addicted to “crack consultants” who…

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013

Are some CEOs addicted to “crack consultants” who try to create more contracts rather than solve clients’ problems?...

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I just downloaded my free guide: “4 Steps To Your…

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

I just downloaded my free guide: “4 Steps To Your First Imperial Century Ride” by @GrimpeurHeureux...

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I’m reading David Stockman’s “The Great Deformatio…

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013

I’m reading David Stockman’s “The Great Deformation”. Don’t know what to make of claim that the “great bailout” wasn’t...

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Kudos to the @BCInfoPrivacy team! I love working w…

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013

Kudos to the @BCInfoPrivacy team! I love working with people who aspire to make something good...

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Off shoring profits: short term smart business. Lo…

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013

Off shoring profits: short term smart business. Long term, parasitic behavior that will kill the host?...

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The lesson? Bad, unhappy workers are management’s…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013

The lesson? Bad, unhappy workers are management’s fault. Make the company a winner and bring employees onto the team....

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I’ve been saying it for 2 decades: when employees…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013

I’ve been saying it for 2 decades: when employees are provided with the tools and info to be winners, they thrive....

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Reading between the lines, strategy, management an…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013

Reading between the lines, strategy, management and training are keys to happy employees in retail....

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The worst US firms to work for? Retail, low wages,…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013

The worst US firms to work for? Retail, low wages, benefits; sales & customer problems. Why some retailers rate high?...

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I’m with @RoyOsing on dumping dumb rules. Here’s a…

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

I’m with @RoyOsing on dumping dumb rules. Here’s another thought: dump toxic employees!...

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Religion is out for Chinese Communist Party member…

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013

Religion is out for Chinese Communist Party members, but Capitalism is OK. Would Marx have called that selectivist?...

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Why no Stanley Cup to Canada’s team since ’93? Nat…

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013

Why no Stanley Cup to Canada’s team since ’93? Nate Silver’s answer: higher fan support for losing teams....

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Did branding decide the BC Election? I say yes. ht…

Posted by on May 17, 2013

Did branding decide the BC Election? I say yes....

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Did Branding Decide the BC Election?

Posted by on May 17, 2013

There seems to be much puzzlement about how the NDP lost the election on May 14 when the polls over the past year suggested it would be a rout in the other direction. But I wonder how much brand confusion has to do with it. The NDP has tried over the last few campaigns to redefine itself as more “business friendly”. That was the thrust of Carol James’s last term, and it was certainly part of Dix’s plan during the past year or so. But that isn’t the NDP’s “brand”. They’re not known by their core supporters as the “business...

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? founder Brian Scudamore illustrate…

Posted by on May 16, 2013

1-800-GOT-JUNK? founder Brian Scudamore illustrates the “leverage” principle of strategy design. Where’s your lever?...

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Strategic thought for today: Announce objectives a…

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Strategic thought for today: Announce objectives and try harder is not a strategy. What is YOUR...

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How can a strategy driven by 20 – 30 items on SWOT…

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013

How can a strategy driven by 20 – 30 items on SWOT lists be focused?...

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Does your strategy have too many priorities? Here’…

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013

Does your strategy have too many priorities? Here’s what to do about it....

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Is your strategy right for the challenge you face?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013

A mismatch between your strategy and the key challenge you face can spell trouble Henry Mintzberg once defined strategy as a pattern of action in response to something . . . However, many strategies lack a clear definition of that “something” . . . the challenge to which they’re responding.  We believe this often results in setting too many priorities. Why?  Read on. Why too many priorities? We recognized 20 years ago that many of our clients’ strategies included too many priorities.  How could a situation analysis with 20 to 30 strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats be focused? So...

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60 minutes 2nite: simple factory tasks now doable…

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013

60 minutes 2nite: simple factory tasks now doable by robots that amortize at about the same cost per hour as unskilled offshore...

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