• November 2012 | In with the new, out with the New(sweek)

    In with the new, out with the New(sweek) We’ve all heard that “change is constant” and that “the pace of change is increasing” – so often that we usually just ignore the message. But on one single day last month, two separate announcements were made that highlighted the importance of these messages. An “old” company,…

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  • October 2012 | Guess which country is becoming a lowest-cost manufacturer?

    Guess which country is becoming a lowest-cost manufacturer? (spoiler alert: it’s not China) The U.S. is on-track to become one of the lowest-cost manufacturers in the developed world. We know that sounds like a typo – but when Boston Consulting Group says it in Business Week, it’s probably pretty reliable. Click here to read the…

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  • August 2012 | Let No Good (Innovative) Deed Go Unpunished

    Let No Good (Innovative) Deed Go Unpunished An innovative strategic move can pay off big – or it can bury a company quicker than quicksand. Take Navistar’s mounting troubles, one of the largest manufacturers of heavy trucks in the U.S. As part of the company’s strategy in the last decade, it utilized a ground-breaking emissions-control…

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  • Crowdsource Your Strategy

    Crowdsource your strategy? Are you crazy? According to Wikipedia, “crowdsourcing” is a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group of people. What if you applied this technique to the development of your strategy? What if you heavily involved the people who are actually going to be responsible for implementing the strategy? Welcome to…

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  • April 2012 | Red Bull Yourself to be Creative

    Red Bull Yourself to be Creative Business performance is sometimes driven by being “clever” or “creative”. Unfortunately, many people think that creativity is an innate ability that a person either has or doesn’t have. Well, there’s good news. Creativity is a skill that can be learned with practice. There seem to be 2 equally valid…

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  • What if You Said “No” to More Good Ideas?

    What if You Said “No” to More Good Ideas? Everyday it seems we hear complaints from business decision-makers about overlapping and overwhelming priorities. Everything seems to be a priority, and the pressure is on to get it ALL done, whether it’s truly mission-critical or not. Is it time to eliminate more goals and focus your…

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  • A WikiLeaks World

    Covering your assets in a wikileaks world We’ve all heard about Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief at WikiLeaks. Not too long ago, he published classified government documents and exposed toxic waste in Africa, Scientology manuals, and even water-boarding procedures. Some want to see him as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Others want to see him…

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