This may be the time of year when some of us are revisiting our New Year's Resolutions. Most of us seem to know that success in achieving any kind of goal comes down to perseverance. Commitment. Discipline. Setting a goal like a new year's resolution is easy enough,...
Efficiency and Effectiveness
You recall I've voiced in the past what a fan I am of OnCue. I am a fan of their brand largely because they just execute so well. They execute so well because they are constantly paying attention to their customers. They get more of my business simply because they...
Wal-Mart is experimenting with not only delivering your groceries to your door, but with actually coming in your door, entering your kitchen, and stocking your fridge and pantry with your groceries. Seriously. I’m not making this up. You can read all the details for yourself here. To be fair, this is a good idea not […]
If there is an opportunity to get in front of an audience, you can bet marketers will find it. The picture to the left illustrates one such example. The good folks at Coca Cola determined that those concrete poles that serve as safety/security barriers to the entrance to such places as Wal-Mart were not being […]
I grabbed this article from BizJournals.com. It originally appeared last year, and here’s a direct link if you’d like to read the original post. Good article and a good site! Harvey Mackay: 10 valuable business lessons from Santa Santa brings merriment to the season, but he also teaches us many valuable business lessons. No matter […]
A systems approach in the design of any organization, big, small, for profit, not-for-profit, governmental, whatever, is a good idea. When you systematize the process, you have the opportunity to powerfully replicate what works and potentially avoid what causes inefficiencies. If you want to revisit some of the reasons why a systems approach will help […]
Arguably the smartest business word ever uttered, and adopted into the business vocabulary, is “contingency.” The dictionary defines contingency as “A future event or circumstance that is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.” Doesn’t that apply to just about every aspect of strategy in any sector? Nothing can be predicted with certainty and nothing […]
McDonald’s has gone through its share of ups and downs in its history that now spans nearly 80 years. They always seem to weather whatever storm they face, and as a shareholder, I’ve got faith that they’ll eventually get back on track. And I don’t just feel confident about their stock price because my kid […]