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The Recession is Dead – Long Live the Recession

The competitive advantage for businesses in the 20th Century was centered around the efforts related to process excellence – making the processes throughout a business as efficient and as effective as possible. And this was accomplished using a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and so on….

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Fail fast, fail small, learn, and move on

Nobody likes to fail. Failing causes us embarrassment. Failing bruises our ego. Failing might be a dark spot on our performance assessments. All we have to do is reflect on our childhood for when we failed and how poorly we felt. Even if our parents did give us encouragement, we still felt bad about failing….

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Risk Mitigation For Business Leaders

In the “legion,” you march or die… As business leaders, sometimes we march because we are driven by opportunity to accomplishment, and sometimes we are forced to march to thwart a threat. … But march we must. The media has devoted a lot of energy as of late fanning the flames that the economy is in…