Creating Uncertainty and Volitility

April 15, 2014

In the old days uncertainty and volatility were enemies of the marketplace.  Today uncertainty and volatility are the assets of those transforming the marketplace. The ability to create uncertainty and volatility  are the tools of today’s market makers. There is a sweeping shift going on where the critical success reason for market makers  is shifting from improving things to […]

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Do Women Listen & Understand More Than Men?

April 8, 2014

Women often accuse men of not listening. Men usually get defensive and argue they do. We’ve all experienced this argument but the scientific facts support the women. In a world of constant change being able to interpret the meaning of change is more important than reacting to the change. Men tend to draw conclusions based […]

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The Foolish Things Business People Do

April 2, 2014

I have made some foolish business decisions in the past and each time I make sure the lesson is implanted in my brain for recall when I wander again towards foolishness.  Foolishness is the opposite of wisdom and the only thing that sustains a business is the wisdom to know not to make foolish decisions. […]

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Learning to Understand

April 1, 2014

C.S. Lewis said: “We read to learn that we are not alone”. Reading will help you to learn more about the world, about human nature, about how human beings interact in society and in work. Studies have shown that the best leaders are those that read a lot. But it is not just in reading […]

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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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