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Don’t Be So Formal. Let’s Be Social.

Formals are often extravagant affairs with costly gowns and tuxedos. Socials are much more relaxed and often involve sharing food people have made themselves. Social media has some of that same sharing aspect, but for your business you should be formal in using social media to get results, not just have fun. Measure its ROI.

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Value Is in the Hands of the Moneyholders

You deserve to get more money from the business today and whenever you decide to transition it to a key employee, a family member, private equity, or some strategically motivated company. You need to have more time for your life and for your family.

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I Don’t Care—Not One IoTa, But Many BACK from the EDGE

I’m amazed at what I am learning about business and transportation by observing my 14-month-old grandson. . . . I’ve learned the importance of positive motivation and correcting bad behavior. I’ve learned that we are wired from birth—it’s all about identifying everything, keeping information on everything, moving everything faster, better, cheaper from . . .

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Raising Cain If You Are Able

I’m taking a bit of license with the famous story from the Bible (Cain and Abel). It’s of biblical proportions for business that you need to raise money to be able to survive and grow. . . . There are at least, 8 value builders they consider, weigh, and balance in putting a dollar number on your business. To learn more, . . .

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The Porsche 987 Approach to Strategy

You might wonder what a sleek, German sports car can have to do with strategy for any business, let alone yours. It should not come as a surprise that a German company has a long-range strategy—it’s called Strategy 2025. It’s all about value, growth, uniqueness, return, innovation, sustainability, customers, employees, and suppliers. All of that in a single picture. . . .

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Culture and Disruption

Ford suffered a breakdown in one of the 7 forces this month and recently looked at revising the 7 elements of its culture. 7 is a recurring number everywhere.

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Big Data Pays for Itself

Everyone is talking about big data, deep learning, IoT, and more. What’s the GAME plan for big data? I mean, how are you going to Grow And Make Earnings with all that data. How do you turn Data into Information to make an informed Decision so that you can look back and say you DID it.

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Your Business Needs a Trip to the “ER”

Yes, no matter what the state of your business—growing like mad, falling precipitously, or mired in the mud—you need a trip to the “ER.” The doctor is in and can help you to lose weight, improve your BP, and help you to be healthier, happier, and live longer. Where is this magical business hospital located?

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Focus vs. Chaos

Increase the value of your company by choosing to put your energy into focus rather than letting entropy drive you toward chaos. Should you sell more stuff to parents or be the best nanny service to two-earner, high net worth couples in Manhattan?

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The Eyes Have It! Seeing Is Believing.

Seeing must be the most significant sense we have. Machines are doing everything they can to see us. Are you using machine vision to maximum benefit in your business? Let me tell you how I see it and see if you get what I mean.

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