Top Business Books of 2020
PERSONAL GROWTH

Top Business Books of 2020

Anytime anyone suggests “the best” of anything – you can be sure it’s a subjective opinion. An opinion that melds an individual’s needs, taste, and experience.  Given this caveat, here are 5 of my “best business books” for the year of 2020.  My hope is that one or several of these suggestions will resonate with…

Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?
EXECUTION | STRATEGY

Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?

Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably? Yes – margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business. And irrespective of your industry’s average profitability, we believe your company…

Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?
BUSINESS MODEL | STRATEGY

Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, business transformations that would normally take years have evolved in months. We have been forced to swap from the physical to the digital world. And, these shifts that began as temporary will most likely become permanent. Many of us have crossed the digital divide this year, and there will be no…

The 10 Biggest Business Trends For 2021
STRATEGY

The 10 Biggest Business Trends For 2021

“While there are many who can’t wait to bid adieu to 2020, there’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic and the ways businesses had to adjust to ensure their survival changed the trajectory of what 2021 will look like and what businesses should do to get ready for the upcoming year.” Bernard Mar is a futurist. …

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?
STRATEGY

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Annual planning and business plan updates. It is that time of year. Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time in today’s world! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that: 2021 is…

Amazon’s 4 Keys to Success
STRATEGY

Amazon’s 4 Keys to Success

Success! We all define it differently. We all seek it. And, we all look for perspectives on how to achieve it. Amazon, as well as other online shopping companies and their fast delivery services, has grown and provided an expanded service during our COVID-19 environment. Irrespective of how you feel about Jeff Bezos and Amazon,…