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Monday, June 24, 2019 9:31 am

A couple years ago, authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote a great book entitled “The Leadership Challenge.” In it, they told the story of U.S. Army Major General John H. Stanford. Despite flunking sixth grade, Stanford got into college on a ROTC scholarship. After college he survived multiple tours of duty in Korea and […]

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:34 pm

The world's best run businesses efficiently and effectively decide upon, launch, manage and optimize new business projects and initiatives. In contrast, poorly run businesses struggle mightily to do so on all fronts. They struggle deciding where to invest scarce project time and resources. Once they do decide, they then struggle to get those new projects launched. And if they […]

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:32 pm

Last week I sat down with the owner of a profitable, multi-million dollar information services business and discussed his growth and exit plan. For him, it was the "best of times" in many ways. He was living the American dream. He owned his own business and had an affluent and enviable lifestyle. But it was […]

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Friday, June 14, 2019 2:08 pm

A few years ago, our client Clickability was acquired for $10 Million by Limelight Networks (NSDQ: LLNW). Now, if you’re like most entrepreneurs, I have a good sense of what you’re thinking right now, which is: “well that’s cool for them, but how do I get a $10 million payday?” Great question. So, let me […]

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Your ability to succeed in today’s economy is directly correlated with your ability to innovate. But most organizations change and innovate way too slowly, if at all. My Growthink colleague Stephen Lehtonen has developed an eight question test to measure an organization’s Innovation Quotient , or its “IQ.” The test measures organizational attributes like clarity […]

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:39 pm

Today there are over 300,000 US companies actively selling into international markets. And despite all the current noise in the news around tariffs, protectionism, nationalism, etc. the horse has left the bar - it's a global economy.  Whether you're just starting to consider growing your business abroad, or are an established businesses working to evolve […]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:37 pm

On CNBC yesterday the commentators talked about the “Collective Psyche” and how important it is to the performance of the stock market. They mentioned things that are good for that psyche – corporate profits, business confidence, low unemployment and a favorable regulatory climate. And things that are bad – the government shutdown, interest rate hikes, […]

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:50 pm

Have you heard of renowned futurist Peter Diamandis? Or what he describes as "rapid demonetization?" If not, you need to, as we now have many examples of businesses getting killed by it, like: Videoconferencing – today available for free via a wide number of mobile apps (Skype, WhatsApp, Hangouts, etc.), but was sold in 1982 by […]

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:24 pm

The daily reality at too many companies is just a series of squeezes: Pricing squeezes driven by aggressive competition and ever-higher customer demands Margin squeezes driven by shrinking gaps between employee profitability potential and their pay expectations And ideas and innovation squeezes between the changes that executives know are needed at their companies…. …and their […]

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:28 pm

Try on these 2019 market stats for size: Since January 1st, all major stock indices are significantly up – as of Tuesday's close the the Dow Jones and S&P 500 11% and the NASDAQ 13%. Consumer sentiment has taken a significantly positive tick forward, "reflecting the end of the partial government shutdown as well as […]

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