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Keeping Your Promise Is Important

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

“Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.” Mason Cooley If you make a promise, then keep it.  Everybody learns this as a child.  When promises are broken, your reputation is damaged.  You become less trustworthy.  And, as Stephen Covey says “One of the greatest losses we feel is broken trust.” […]

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Measuring the Impact of Speed

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

This is a follow-up to my last blog post that suggested looking at time-to-market as an effective tactic in competing for capital investment.  This post looks at four speed metrics (including time-to-market) that companies consider when internally calculating the value of the projects in their investment portfolio.  An RFP response package that helps improve one […]

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How To Win: Time-to-Market or Incentives?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Lately, I have been reading some of the scholarly work on tax incentive as an economic development tool. I admit, I am perplexed why so many economic development organizations choose to compete with incentive packages for capital attraction, retention and expansion projects. The practice is clearly widespread and well entrenched, so there must be something […]

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