Why I Fear Skimpflation More Than Inflation

Why You Should Fear Skimpflation More Than Inflation

You can’t go more than a few days without hearing about how inflation is coming for all of our money. Depending on who you’re talking to, we are either in the early stages of 1930s Germany or the 1980s US. To be honest, I don’t know if inflation is here to stay or if it …

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Can Your Business Dial 911?

Can Your Business Dial 911 Automatically?

The WSJ recently reported that Apple is working on allowing its watches to detect car crashes and call 911 automatically. This builds on the “fall detection” that Apple touted a few years ago. It’s a fascinating shift in how we are approaching personal health — from reactive to proactive. Instead of hoping that someone is …

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Stop Vacillating on Decisions for Yours and Everyone’s Sanity

Stop Vacillating on Decisions for Yours and Everyone’s Sanity

Have you ever found yourself hungry and willing to eat anything but the person (or people) you’re with can’t seem to make up their mind on where to eat? The vacillation is painful and exasperating. You’re yelling, “just make a choice!” (in your head, of course). Vacillation in decisions can be a minor issue like …

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How to Stop Micro-Managing Your Team Members

How to Stop Micro-Managing Your Team Members

It seems like all companies are racing to increase salaries and benefits to attract employees. What is missed among all the frustration is that money isn’t a strong motivator for employees. This is especially true in knowledge work, where taking someone from $150,000/year to $175,000 isn’t significant. Instead, people crave other non-monetary benefits. Where and …

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Why You Should Forget About Making Data-Driven Decisions

Why You Should Forget About Making Data-Driven Decisions

One of the fascinating outcomes of COVID-19 is how much statistics revolve around our lives. It’s not like we never came across statistics but rarely did so many people engage with them daily. For some, COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are triggers for uncertainty and frustration. For others, they are simply becoming white noise. The constant …

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Yes, Inaction is a Decision (and a Poor One)

Yes, Inaction is a Decision (and a Poor One)

As the world emerges from the pandemic, one thing has become clear. Those companies that moved and pushed themselves during the lockdown are better positioned to take advantage of the increasing consumer demand. Those that stayed still hoping that everything would go away on its own will struggle. Unfortunately, some companies chose inaction, and that …

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