Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Technologies Shaping the Future of Your Business

Mobile Technology Ramping

Mobile technology is ramping up faster than any technology in history — faster than televisions, faster than computers, and even faster than the Internet. More mobile devices will be in use by the end of 2014 than there are people in the world!…

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Rule #2: If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, Any Road Will Take You There

Rule #2 was a favorite saying of Dr. Stuart Rich, a business professor of mine at the University of Oregon.  I chuckled when I first heard it, but it has stuck with me and been proven true time and time again in my experience.

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“Without a direction, companies never achieve their full potential.”

 

 

As I mentioned in Rule #1 (We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know), many owners operate by ‘gut feel’. …

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Rule #1: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Fans of the popular CBS television series NCIS know that the main character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) has an extensive series of ‘rules’ that he has developed through his experience.  He lives by these rules and teaches them to the people he works closely with.…

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Lead Employees and Drive Business Results

Deneen Grant and I have had several discussions on the topic of People Development. She recently wrote the following piece on LinkedIn that I appreciate and wanted to share.

Over my lengthy career, I have consistently been disappointed by the lack of focus and importance placed on the people side of the business.…

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Is it Time to Seek Bank Financing?

When the economy went south in the 2008 downturn, many companies found themselves moved into the special assets department of their bank or pushed into a high-interest factoring arrangement.

Suddenly those ratios that the banker included in the loan covenants took on significant meaning. A few years of losses ate away at equity built up over years and that once solid bank relationship became all about the numbers.…

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