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A Simple Idea That Quickly Evolved Into A National Software Company

A Simple Idea That Quickly Evolved Into A National Software Company

What started as a simple idea – to harness the power of the Internet to elevate the art and science of execution management and strategic planning – has revolutionized the way many organizations drive collaboration, accountability, and execution. Since its founding in March 2010, AchieveIt (http://achieveit.com) has grown to serve more than 140 clients in [...]

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Seduce Stakeholders Into Organizational Change

Seduce Stakeholders Into Organizational Change

Book synopsis / key ideas: Project management and change management skills are of strategic importance to every modern HR professional. The goal of strategic projects is to implement change in the organization. Research shows that only one third of all initiated projects are successful in meeting this goal. Among the success factors, the formal project [...]

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THE Book on…BUSINESS From A to Z: The 260 Most Important Answers You Need to Know

THE Book on…BUSINESS From A to Z: The 260 Most Important Answers You Need to Know

A short authors bio: Daniel Feiman, MBA, CMC® & Visiting Professor is the Managing Director of Build It Backwards, based in Redondo Beach, CA. He focuses in three areas: Strategy: Planning & Implementation; Finance: Modeling & Analysis; Process: Lean & Continuous Process Improvement. Mr. Feiman is an internationally recognized leader in these areas; working with [...]

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Think Outside the Box so you can Compete Outside the Box™!

Think Outside the Box so you can Compete Outside the Box™!

Eric is an expert in the field of unconventional leadership, culture, strategy and competitive advantage. He is the author of Compete Outside the Box: The Unconventional Way to Beat the Competition. For over 15 years, he has helped managers become unconventional leaders. Eric teaches leaders how to create competitive advantage based on innovation, flexibility and [...]

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Become an Award Winning Company: 7 Simple Steps to Unlock the Million Dollar Secret Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Become an Award Winning Company: 7 Simple Steps to Unlock the Million Dollar Secret Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Bio of Matt Shoup A lifelong entrepreneur finds himself with $100 to his name and nearly $100,000 in debt. This is March 2005. Fast forward seven years. The company he founded with the last hundred dollars is a multimillion dollar, award-winning brand and a household name in Northern Colorado. With close to $10,000,000 in company [...]

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The Living Organization: Transforming Business To Create Extraordinary Results

Authors BIO: Throughout his professional career as a Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Director, and Advisor to CEOs, Norman Wolfe has successfully guided corporations through major transitions leading to substantial growth, market expansion and enhanced financial performance. Currently, he is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Leaders, a leading edge consulting company guiding boards and CEOs [...]

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Core Competencies and Outsourcing

Core Competencies and Outsourcing

In the MBA world, they call “what you do best,” core competencies. Corporations understand that they succeed by doing what they do best and letting other folks, like suppliers or vendors, do the other stuff. For instance, most hotel chains do not actually own their hotels. Why? Any moron can own a hotel. The owning [...]

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MySpace gives up

MySpace, which has been steadily losing ground to Facebook over the last year like a cartoon character that’s run off a cliff, has just announced today that it’s strategy against its fierce and formidable competitor is . . . to give up. As reported in today’s Financial Times, CEO Owen Van Natta has decided that [...]

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Is Jay Leno NBC’s Waterloo or Borodino?

Is Jay Leno NBC’s Waterloo or Borodino?

NBC puts its big bet on the big chin. Today marks the first day of Jay Leno’s new 10 PM show, a startling gamble on NBC’s part, a network that hasn’t won, placed, or shown in almost five years of ratings races with the other three broadcast networks. Other networks execs have popped the champagne [...]

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Here’s a class every business school needs . . .

Here’s a class every business school needs . . .

Cheer up, Mr. Fuld! Stupidity is “a corollary of knowing and an element of normalcy” as well as a great way to lose $70 billion dollars! Occidental College now offers a class on stupidity. In the wake of the greatest financial meltdown in history wrought by the best and the brightest minds of business, finance, [...]

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The 3 Biggest Start-up Killers, Part Three: Bad Controls

Today we finish our three-part series on the hazards that kill start-ups. As entrepreneurs and consultants, Steve and I have had season tickets to the start-up demolition derby for many years. While we aren’t sages or gurus (no-one is), we’ve learned quite a few things up watching businesses go boom over the years. And the [...]

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The 3 Biggest Start-up Killers, Part Two: Bad Organization

In all our start-up travels — on the consulting side (me) or the entrepreneur side (Steve) — we’ve had front row seats to a million start-up crack-ups. And what we’ve learned from history is that nobody learns from history, to paraphrase a philosopher who year in and year out wins the “Best Moustache on a [...]

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The Best of the Biz Blogs December 3

Holistic margin management. Sounds like a diet that wouldn’t include any General Mills foods at all. :: “The key was to get everyone within the company to scrutinize costs. That concept was applied for the first time to Hamburger Helper” (from Tim Manners’ Reveries.com, December 3). I have been advising clients for years to fully [...]

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