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Profiting from Making America Great Again

Our new administration has promised to make America great again. Why? What happened to our leadership position in technology and manufacturing? How did we become enmeshed in a horrific trade deficit? How did we run up our collective credit cards to the point that the National debt is nearly unrecoverable? Why are China and India [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Profiting from Making America Great Again

Litigators: Five Secrets to Getting the Best ROI from Experts

Expert witnesses. Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them. I have worked with attorneys whose biggest problems were with their experts, not with the facts of the case. I have worked with a handful of experts who I really respect and we were more valuable to the case as complementary resources. Unfortunately, I have [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Litigators: Five Secrets to Getting the Best ROI from Experts

The Perils of Auditing

One of the most misused and misunderstood words in business is “audit.” The noun definition in Webster’s Dictionary is: 1 a:  a formal examination of an organization's or individual's accounts or financial situation; b:  the final report of an audit; 2 a methodical examination and review. The word found its way into the process management [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Perils of Auditing

Mission Debriefing 103 – The Blowout

Listen Now: The Mission Objective To extract crude oil from the ground safely and profitably. The Mission Profile Maintaining the effective extraction of crude oil from producing wells is a complex and dangerous undertaking. There is machinery with many moving parts, typically running for extended periods of time, which must operate [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Mission Debriefings|Comments Off on Mission Debriefing 103 – The Blowout

Mission Debriefing 102 – The Outsourcing Nightmare

The Mission Objective To lower the cost of home construction by providing modular home elements that could be mass produced. The Mission Profile A startup company developed a proprietary method of fabricating residential homes in modules in a factory and delivering custom home “kits” to construction sites.  The target market was starter houses and, eventually, [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Mission Debriefings|Comments Off on Mission Debriefing 102 – The Outsourcing Nightmare

Mission Debriefing 101 – The Family Business

The Mission Objective To grow and sustain a successful and profitable family business. The Mission Profile A sole proprietor precision machine shop in Texas. It grew to about 60 employees, mostly craftsmen running manual metal working machinery. The two sons worked as apprentices until they finished college. The boys were being trained to take over [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Mission Debriefings|Comments Off on Mission Debriefing 101 – The Family Business

How to Communicate Your Value as an Expert to Attorneys?

Unfortunately this is not a lesson, but a query to attorneys and other experts who have unique skills that do not neatly fit into a search category like electrical fires, tire failures or drug interaction. After more than 15 years of asking attorneys how they choose their experts, the most common response is that they [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Communicate Your Value as an Expert to Attorneys?

There’s Nothing Free about Free Elections

For me, election cycles are a great opportunity to study human behavior. Whether they be local or national, the dynamics of opposing political views clashing among all walks of life and all educational levels is stunning. To me, it reveals the lack of strategic thinking among the voters who steadfastly argue their choices and platform. [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s Nothing Free about Free Elections

Creating Large Success for Your Small Business

Michael Dell began building computers in his dorm room at the University of Texas and turned it into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. That success was the result of extraordinary entrepreneurial drive combined with timing and market demand. But you likely started your business not planning to turn your bakery into an international chain of stores [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creating Large Success for Your Small Business

The Five Steps to Enlightened Leadership

Realize Your Greatest Potential Most of us who assume leadership roles are promoted to those positions because of exemplary work in our core skills. Sometimes a promotion to department manager or senior staff position is welcome as a path to more money and more influence. Sometimes it is a train wreck to force a talented [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Five Steps to Enlightened Leadership