Monthly Archives: March 2009

The changes you choose to make now will have tremendous impact on the success you can expect in the future. Too many companies are cutting loose important (strategic) talent, eliminating their advertising budgets, changing their marketing strategies, and reducing their operations to customer-unfriendly shells in fear-fueled efforts to survive. Continue reading

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Our increasingly complex world creates consumers who seek familiarity and recognizable patterns to ease their decision-making. Business owners who sell their differences while making themselves seem very familiar will achieve the greatest success. Continue reading

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I invite you to ponder two thoughts over the weekend. I’d like you to think about the effects of fear, and the benefits of action. Continue reading

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A depressed economy takes existing conditions and magnifies them. It’s like stop-action photography. The bad business decisions we make that would normally unfold over years, instead unravel in a year, a quarter, or even a month. This is how we explain some organizations in every industry thriving while their competitors contract and fail. Continue reading

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The 24-hour news cycle requires 24-hour news content. The news world looks to itself for reportage. The competition to produce stories leads to little – or rushed – thought and analysis. News consumers dislike ambiguity and crave comfort, so the news media spoon-feeds us certainty and pre-approved bias. The result? Very few people understand the current economy, economic history, or the potential pitfalls and promise of various solutions. Continue reading

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