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  • What’s That You Say?

    What’s That You Say?

    One generation has always had trouble understanding the next generation. Learning to bridge the communication gap is challenging for generations, races, nationalities, genders, political leanings. Below right is one of the oldest known figurative paintings, a depiction of an unknown bovine, discovered in the Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave and dated to be more than 40,000… Read More »What’s That You Say?


  • CHARGE Ahead. CHARGE it.

    CHARGE Ahead. CHARGE it.

    Today’s blog is brought to you by the word, “CHARGE.” Those of us that grew up with Sesame Street or watched it as adults with our young children will recognize the opening to various segments. I was particularly affected by this word in the last week thanks to fraud, opportunity, new procedures and more. Let me explain . . . 


  • Is Your Smartphone Today’s Crystal Ball?

    Is Your Smartphone Today’s Crystal Ball?

    Can you see into the FUTURE? Are you up-to-date on TODAY? Have you studied the PAST to avoid repeating mistakes? A successful business owner and leader needs to do all three time and again. We cannot hide our heads in the sand ignoring all that has happened, is happening, and will happen without us making… Read More »Is Your Smartphone Today’s Crystal Ball?


  • Innovation Impacts Updates

    Innovation Impacts Updates

    Wow! How much time, effort, and stress have YOU experienced in the last week due to the constant, almost continuous, innovation that requires you to update or upgrade something? Here are a few of the things I’ve experienced in the last week that have caused me to pull out a few more hairs, shout expletive… Read More »Innovation Impacts Updates


  • Pandemic OUT—Productivity Back IN

    Pandemic OUT—Productivity Back IN

    My faith in innovation, improving sustainability for our planet, and manufacturing remains strong with such applications of recyclable, corrugated paper board.


  • Let’s Innovate the Innovation Icon

    Let’s Innovate the Innovation Icon

    For decades now, a new idea, an innovation, has been represented by a light bulb, as if Thomas Edison was the only person to have a good idea. For some time now, I’ve been searching for something more “modern” to represent an innovative new idea.


  • What IS Manufacturing?

    What IS Manufacturing?

    Why do we care what manufacturing is? We care because it is a major contributor to the wealth, health, and prosperity of people and nations. . . . As with any statistic, it is important to understand the numbers and determine if you are measuring the right things in the right way. If the end goal is “wealth, health, and prosperity” then measuring the number of menial labor jobs in manufacturing is likely not the right measure


  • SWAT the SWOT and Make a KISS

    SWAT the SWOT and Make a KISS

    Take a flyswatter and swat the standard SWOT analysis. Instead, do a SWAT for Special Weapons Accelerating Tactics and throw in some love with a KISS.


  • Family Matters and Happy Holidays

    Family Matters and Happy Holidays

    While spending time with my family in Branson, Missouri for Thanksgiving, I found myself gaining insights into family family businesses, business families, enterprising families, and family legacy.


  • Get Ready to Partee

    Get Ready to Partee

    My lovely wife, Susan, and I wish you much happiness, joy, and gratitude for the blessing you have this holiday season. Since 1990, we have been creating our own greeting for family, friends, and colleagues.


  • Are You a Service or Manufacturing Business?

    Are You a  Service or Manufacturing Business?

  • Is Judgement Day Coming? Here Comes DA Judge!

    Is Judgement Day Coming? Here Comes DA Judge!

  • Are You Muting Others?


  • Avoid Risky Transitions


  • Get Over It!

    Get Over It!

    Let’s face it. Things are different and they will not return to the way they were for a long time—if ever. Get Over It.


  • It’s Time to Hit

    It’s Time to Hit

  • Are You for Thee or Them?

    Are You for Thee or Them?

    I suggest the golden rule still holds. Our parents quickly learn that we are different and God knows we are different. We want to be treated as individuals, so the golden rule recognizes that others also want to be treated as the individuals they are.


  • Can You STOP the Dominoes Falling?

    Can You STOP the Dominoes Falling?

  • The NEXT STEP to Success

    The NEXT STEP to Success

  • Let’s Play GAMEs

    Let’s Play GAMEs

  • Building a Lasting Business

    Building a Lasting Business

  • Business Lessons from Super Bowl LIV

    Business Lessons from Super Bowl LIV

  • We’re All Buying All The Time—Who’s Ready To Sell?

    We’re All Buying All The Time—Who’s Ready To Sell?

  • I Can See Clearly Now with 2020 Vision

    I Can See Clearly Now with 2020 Vision

  • Can You NAME the Buyer?

    Can You NAME the Buyer?

  • DisFocusTraction

    DisFocusTraction

    Focus is good and distraction is bad. Right? Not necessarily so.


  • Why Are You Creating a B/S Plan?

    Why Are You Creating a B/S Plan?

    A plan, business or strategic, is intended to be built on a solid foundation yet provide a view from the top. It cascades from top to bottom, continually flowing.


  • Tantalizing Technology Testimonials

    Tantalizing Technology Testimonials

    Testimonials help tantalizing technology sell.


  • Who or What Is Your Next B.O.S.S.—Business Operating System Strategy™

    Who or What Is Your Next B.O.S.S.—Business Operating System Strategy™

    As explained in the last article, Deming and Drucker were instrumental in taking manufacturing from individual craftsmanship to modern automated production at volume with repeatable quality in all aspects of dimensions, performance, and characteristics. They were advocates of eliminating waste and continuous improvement. They even went so far as to develop similar processes and attitudes in administrative functions. As good as the Quality Management Systems they developed are, they don’t tell the whole story of what it takes to run a manufacturing business, let alone a services or e-commerce business.


  • Slow Down To Make the Fuel Last

    Slow Down To Make the Fuel Last

    Technology improvements to reduce the use of fuels of all types and eliminate greenhouse gases will require new technician training.