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Fedex Lessons

April 12, 2011

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Starting up your own business these days is harder than ever as the economy is one of the most challenging ones we have faced in decades however it is also one of the best times to start a business and if you already started a business, now is the time to take advantage of a […]

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Small Business Morphing

March 22, 2011

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I admire small businesses. They are the foundation of our economy. Small businesses employ over 65% of workers in the US. Small businesses are innovative, risk taking visionaries. I live in Phoenix which while being one of the largest metro areas in the US is a small business town. So what does that really mean? […]

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Personal Activities at Work

February 15, 2011

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I have read a few articles recently that talk about how to monitor personal activities at the workplace. This includes personal email, phone calls, and clearly within the last several years social networking. Facebook and Twitter in particular are 2 sites that employees have a difficult time staying away from during work hours. A few […]

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A Strategy for Failing

January 27, 2011

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I know what you’re thinking. Using the word strategic and failing together make little sense. The notion of defining strategy would almost certainly be aligned to elements of success and certainly not failure. “Unless You Are Willing To Fail You really Can’t Succeed” Said another way unless you are willing to try things that might […]

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Skills You Need Today

December 11, 2010

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With unemployment hovering around 10% the latest thinking suggest that while the unemployment rate will get better many people that were unemployable during the recession will continue to be afterward. There are a lot of companies that have figured out how to do without skills they had that now through automation, outsourcing, and strategic partnerships […]

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USPS – The Real Lesson

November 29, 2010

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THE HEADLINE The U.S. Postal Service would cut Saturday mail delivery starting in the first half of 2011 under a plan the agency will give its regulator tomorrow. The Postal Service, which forecasts a $238 billion budget deficit by 2020, says it would save about $3.3 billion in the first year from eliminating deliveries on […]

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Rethinking the Recovery

October 11, 2010

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The good news is the recession is just about over! The bad news is the recession is just about over… It has been several months since I posted my last blog update and I apologize. I have received a few emails making this point and wondering what has been going on. Well here it goes. […]

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The New Manufacturing Paradigm

September 22, 2010

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My eyes have been opened. The whole notion of a global economy is a bit different than I thought. I always thought a Global Economy was commonality or fewer differences in doing business from one country to another or one part of the world to another. That it was the attitude, personality, and expectations in […]

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Must Be The Economy?

August 2, 2010

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This economic period of time is tough. Most of the key indicators are lousy. Revenues are down, margins are off, and unemployment is high. Seems like no matter where you look there is some impact tied to the poor economy. Check Your Attitude “So I see Sales are down 25% over the same quarter last […]

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It’s Tough Out There?

July 22, 2010

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Lately more and more people are calling me up to let me know they are out of work. They either lost their job or business is just non-existent.  It really is disheartening and sobering at the same time. This is a serious recession and not to be taken lightly. The business landscape is being rewritten […]

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