Archive for March 2013

Making Meetings More Productive

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Improving Meeting Productivity   “By the time a big company gets the committee to organize the subcommittee to pick a meeting date, your startup could have made 20 decisions, reversed five of them and implemented the fifteen that worked.” ― Steven Gary Blank, The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Startups That Win Meeting are […]

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American Dream Case Study – Louisiana versus Alabama

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Louisiana: New Frontier For opportunity (Forbes article) Alabama: A Better Place To Build A Better World (Alabama state government website) Case Study This is one in a series of case studies to illustrate how you can use the 2012 American Dream State Ranking Report data to identify the comparative strengths and weaknesses of your state […]

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Stop Shuffling Paper (virtual and real)

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

We are on information overload. I don’t know about you, but I am never caught up on either my email or snail mail. Some days I feel completely buried, and I end up investing a few hours cleaning out everything just to get the weight off my shoulders. Get Control One key to increasing your […]

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Making Things Happen

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

  There are seven days in the week and someday is not one of them. Ever feel like your day gets away from you and you’ve accomplished little to anything other than sit in meetings and put out fires? If you have, you are among the majority of people who are having trouble making progress […]

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American Dream Case Study – Utah versus Nevada

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Utah – Industry Thrives Here. (Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development website) Nevada – Escape to Incredible Nevada. (Travel Nevada website)   Case Study This is one in a series of case studies to illustrate how you can use the 2012 American Dream State Ranking Report data to identify the comparative strengths and weaknesses of […]

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The Power of Directed Problem Solving

Monday, March 4th, 2013

“Uncertainty can lead to paralysis. And if you become indecisive you’re dead..” — Jim Citrin Zoom: How 12 Exceptional Companies are Navigating the Road to the Next Economy   One of the challenges to solving any problem is “analysis paralysis”, the belief that understanding all the information on a subject will enable you to make […]

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American Dream Case Study – Texas versus Florida

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Texas: Wide Open For Business. (Texas Wide Open for Business website) Florida: The Perfect Climate For Business. (Perfect Climate For Business website)   Case Study This is one in a series of case studies to illustrate how you can use the 2012 American Dream State Ranking Report data to identify the comparative strengths and weaknesses […]

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