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Profitable Decisions Finder

A Cheat Sheet to Find Profitable Decisions

I wrote yesterday on how profit is hot again. Whether we like it or not, businesses need to shift their focus on finding profit levers that can be pulled without slowing down growth too much. That’s why I created a cheat sheet to the six major areas any company can use to increase profit. Not …

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Profit is Hot Again

Profit is Hot Again.

If you have children who are teenagers right now or if you have seen any teenagers recently, you have likely noticed how baggy their clothes are. It’s always weird to me the timing of fashion trends. Baggy clothes used to be hot in the 90s and they are now back in fashion. Sidenote, I always …

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Good Decisions Limit Your Options

Good Decisions Limit Your Options

One of my favorite ideas of all time comes from the comic book world. It is called the multiverse. Basically, it means that there are parallel universes nearly identical to each other. So there’s multiple versions of Earth and the people in it. In one of those universes, perhaps I get to live as a …

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FTX and Why You Can't Outsource Decision-Making

FTX and Why You Can’t Outsource Decision-Making

I’m not surprised that Amazon has already ordered a limited TV series based on the events of FTX. The script basically writes itself. It is a true villain story almost made for TV. You sometimes wonder if art imitates life and stories like the FTX can make you doubt the order of inspiration. If you …

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Marketing is Too Damn Complicated

Marketing is Too Damn Complicated

In 2010, Jimmy McMillan was running for the Governor seat in New York. Unlike other candidates, he stood out and even went viral with a simple message. The rent is too damn high. The party, which bears the same name, only had one issue. Understandably, he did not win. I wish there was someone like …

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Seven Lessons on Highly Effective Strategies

Seven Lessons on Highly Effective Strategies

In 1946, Peter Drucker released his famous book, Concept of a Corporation, after two long years of research at GM. He outlined what would become the theory of “management”, an idea he elaborated on for the next 60 years.  Drucker realized that strategy was the first step in successful management, especially in volatile environments. At …

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