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Is “Strategy” Relevant In An Uncertain World?

“Business strategy is the battle plan for a better future.” That’s from Patrick Dixon—a management guru and one of the most influential business thinkers of the last decade. Everybody talks about strategy, and there are many ways to define it. But here, we’ll define it very simply and very broadly—as a set of moves that […]

Managing From a Distance: 3 Game-Changing Lessons From NASA

Remote work is the future. No scratch that remote is now. Just recently, there was a news feature about American workers crossing the border into Mexico—holding court there while working remotely for American companies. Remote work isn’t for the beach-hoppin’-kombucha-poppin’ digital nomads anymore. It’s a permanent fixture of how humans collaborate and produce value. The […]

Six Sigma: the Art of Solving Problems

According to USA Today, McDonald’s sells 75 burgers every second. That’s around 6.48 million every day. Or 2.36 billion burgers a year. And you know, whichever location you bag that burger, you’re going to get that same familiar taste that’s distinctly McDonald’s. The food chain may not be the best burgers in town, but they […]

Business Lessons From The Japanese Philosophy of Kaizen

What if there’s a system, a style, or an approach that helps your business do these things? Increase productivity Maximize efficiencies Increase customer satisfaction Increase employee loyalty Drastically reduce costs Significantly lower wastes Up your ability to solve problems in the future Would you be interested? I’m talking about Kaizen. Giants of industry the likes […]

Is Your Business Plateauing? Do this…

You never thought it would happen. Things started so well. You had this firecracker of an idea. So you launched a start-up that soon began wracking-up clients left and right. Months rolled and sales also kept rolling in. It was all looking up. Then suddenly, without warning, sales flatlined. Customer acquisition slowed down to a […]