What Your Business Can Learn from Video Games

I’m not much into video games. I have nothing against them (although they can eat up time like crazy) but I just have other things on my radar that are more pressing for me. Regardless, I can appreciate a good video game, not just for its artistry but for what it can teach business owners: […]

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Keep Your Eggs in One Basket – Part 1

If you’re just starting out in business, this blog won’t apply to you… yet. But if you’ve been in business for a while, I think this will really resonate with you: You get up in the morning to start your day. You open your email. There are 25 new emails plus a dozen from yesterday […]

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Take it Apart and Put it Back Together

My neighbor is an auto enthusiast. I have no interest in a camshaft or fanbelt but when I chat over the fence with my neighbor, I learn all about his truck (a Ford pick-up truck from the 1940’s). He bought the body – just a shell – a couple of years ago and is literally […]

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A Great Innovation Strategy

Innovation comes in many forms. Sometimes it is developing something brand new and bringing it to market. Sometimes it is putting your unique twist on an existing product to make it more suitable for your target market. And sometimes innovation is simply trying something new in your business that you haven’t done before… even if […]

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How Much Does A Small Business Owner Really Make?

If you are a small business owner, you probably have a financial target in mind. This target is the amount of money that you would like to make. However, meeting that goal can be harder than you think. The reason is that much of your money will be swallowed up by the business overhead. Many […]

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Observations between small and large projects

Posted by on June 22, 2009 in: Project Management

In my project management work I’ve worked with small and large companies to perform a variety of project management and program management tasks including product implementation, business development, strategy initiatives, and more. I’ve collected some observations over the years from my experience in working with small and large companies and I’m jotting it down here: […]

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The conundrum of committedness – part 3

In my last two blogs, I’ve talked about the conundrum of committedness. The first part of the conundrum is the need to continue generating new commitments, even if there are a lot of them currently. And the second part is that new commitments aren’t always predictable. Here are some ways to manage that situation for […]

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