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There is Hope…

I visited clients on the east coast over the past 10 days and I saw some very amazing things. There are businesses doing incredible things with solar energy. I saw very well-run businesses making a difference and a profit. Easy? No. Possible? Yes. I’m very proud...

What Is the Long Term Outlook for Business?

What’s the outlook for the rest of this year? Next year? Beyond? Will the economy contract further or enter a real recovery period? The answer to these questions may be up to us. I believe we are approaching a tipping point, not in a Malcolm Gladwell sense where...

Now What?

What will the consequences of the downgrade be? What will be the trajectory of the recovery? How should business prepare? The downgrade will have a price. I expect to see prices rise as the dollar weakens. Expect your cost of goods to go up. Uncertainty is now...

Try This at Your Next Business Meeting

I came across an article about created languages and it stimulated my thinking. There was one language based on simple symbols that represented concepts like a smile face for feeling happy. The main idea was to develop a means of universal communication. The problem...

Short and Sweet

Thoughts for the day… It’s summer. Things have slowed from the slow we were getting used to, to slower. So, while we’ve got some time on our hands, rather than panic, let’s focus. If something you’re doing is not working, stop doing it....

Let’s review the Death Penalty

This might seem off topic for a business blog but I am deeply concerned about our declining ability to reason through difficult decisions. I offer this as a mold for seeing points of view from differing angles. The Death Penalty For the moment, can we put aside the...