Beginning Over to Advance Forward

March 31, 2014

If what you know isn’t working then maybe it is time to learn something new. In a world of constant change there is always something new to learn. But some people consider themselves an “expert” in knowing when in fact they are beginners stuck in what they think they know. Ideas, opinions, and expertise get […]

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If They Would Only Pay Attention

March 27, 2014

In December of last year a local entrepreneur/investor asked for my opinion on a new venture he was starting. Previously the entrepreneur had bragged to me about having started several earlier business and made millions from the ventures, (bragging is the first sign of a lie). I told him I’ll be happy to look at […]

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Uncommon vs. Common Causes

March 26, 2014

Common cause are events, occurrences and points of reference that are considered normal variation. Uncommon cause are unusual events that aren’t common. The reaction to common vs. uncommon causes are different. Traditional wisdom would tell us to work on improving common causes of errors while simply noting uncommon causes of errors. It has been proven […]

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Organizing and Creating Value

March 25, 2014

An organizational chart is a diagram that shows the structure of an organization and the relationships and relative ranks of its parts and positions/jobs. The idea behind having organizational charts came from the military’s organization of man and machines to fight wars. During the industrial era companies followed form in their thinking about organizing man and machines with an emphasis on […]

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The Rising Influence of Women

March 24, 2014

The influence of women in modern society has become regular topic in main stream and  social media.  Historians will look back and point to this time period as the tipping point of female influence on media, business, politics and social change. Maddy Dychtwald writes “We are at a true tipping point, at which women are […]

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Problem Examination: Pretending

March 19, 2014

When we were children it was fun to pretend to be somebody and act the part.  It is in the pretending that we let our imaginations create stories that reflected dreams, wishes and a portrait of who we wished to become. As we crew into adulthood we discovered who we really are but many of […]

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Open Up, Connect Or You Lose!

March 18, 2014

The world has become transparent, open and connected. To think, act and design your business and your life in the opposite direction is a waste of time and effort. Sounds rational doesn’t it? Yet how many organizations and people do you engage with on a daily basis who think, act and continue to design their […]

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Stop Using Social As A Tactic

March 17, 2014

As we all know, the old expression “don’t put the cart before the horse” is a metaphor about doing things out of order and expecting things to work. That being said it has become more and more obvious that most people and organizations using “social media” have indeed got the “cart before the horse”. The […]

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