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Wandering in Circles: The Shocking Truth about How Some Companies Choose Their Strategy

I received a text message from a friend today:  “My brother-in-law needs to build a balanced scorecard.  Where can he find examples?”   ~Sigh~   That is like asking me, “My brother-in-law needs to get from New York to Texas.  Where can he find any old Google Map screenshots?”  The crux of the matter is: What is...
November 26, 2014

3 Tips for Shark Tank: Would YOUR Business Attract a Shark?

I love to watch Shark Tank and I’ve been known to purchase a product that the Sharks reject.  

So, what was the problem?  Why don’t the Sharks bite on a good product?  Because it’s not about the product.  It’s about the business.  
November 6, 2014

How a Benchwarmer Won the Game

A rarely-used Major League Baseball backup player who spent the entire game (and most of the season) on the bench made a game-winning play…from the bench.  Yes, you read that correctly. It wasn’t a highly paid player on the field.  The game was won by someone sitting on the bench.  How is this possible?  
October 28, 2014 0 Comments

Identify Strategic Thinking with One Simple Question

Are your employees strategic thinkers? Are you?  How can you tell? How one answers one question is a dead giveaway.
July 29, 2014 0 Comments
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