Monthly Archives: September 2016

The 4 Wheels of Effective Strategy

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”  Winston Churchill said that. Michael Porter, the godfather of business strategy, defines strategy as “deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.” In other words, you’re changing something about what you do. Therefore, […]

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How To Train New Employees

All three of my millennial children are experiencing “new” with their jobs. Two recently started new jobs and one just got a promotion and hired her first team members. The early report is everyone is doing fine (including their respective companies). I wonder if their training went anything like this […]

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No Exchange, No Business

An idea is not a business. An opportunity is not a business. A market is not a business. And no, a product is not a business. These statements are always true, even if it is a one of a kind idea, an untapped market, or a product you are certain […]

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