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Recently I’ve had a number of discussions with company owners and other consultants about Trump’s tariffs. Many companies are wringing their hands due to the … Continue reading

Companies often overlook their opportunities to develop  internal partnerships. How many times have you heard about functional silos, internal politics, ineffective teams and weak communications? … Continue reading

At this time of year, many companies conduct their annual off-site planning retreat to develop strategic plans for the next year. Then it’s back to … Continue reading

As supply chains become more global and the focus increases on JIT to boost speed and profitability, risk management becomes a key topic for supply … Continue reading

A stock analyst recently declared Amazon a “buy,” because Jeff Bezos has “a very solid vision of where he wants to take the company.” Vision … Continue reading

A good banker has your best interests at heart and can be a key advisor to your business. Not only do commercial lenders provide lines … Continue reading

A holistic view of strategy creates a balance between the business strategy and the operations strategy. An integrated approach that addresses both simultaneously exploits core … Continue reading

The concept of “The Tyranny of the Urgent” has been around for a long time, yet many people get caught up in the urgent every … Continue reading

I was talking to the owner of a rapidly growing company who was concerned because despite working hard on growing the company, profits were falling … Continue reading

I’ve been interviewing company owners and CEOs for my next book, Moving Into The Express Lane: How to Rapidly Increase the Value of Your Company to … Continue reading