Know what? So what…
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Know what? So what…

There was a recent post in the Operational Excellence Group that I own on LinkedIn.  The post was about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lean Six Sigma program and the benefits that were realized.  The person who created the post was rather excited that the program had saved NASA $1.3 million. Reading this got me pondering. …

The Outliers Inn – Episode 3 – Financial Services Across the Spectrum
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The Outliers Inn – Episode 3 – Financial Services Across the Spectrum

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Outliers Inn podcast series: Financial Services Across the Spectrum Topic: Every day we read about finance and doing mega-deals, but what about finance for the average business owner?  Most start-ups rely on credit-cards, but did you know there are avenues other than credit-cards?  For instance, consider the valuable, yet obscure,…

Increase Quality, Increase Velocity – in Finance
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Increase Quality, Increase Velocity – in Finance

Willie Sutton, a famous bank-robber during the mid-1900’s, was once asked why he robbed banks.  Willie responded, “Because that’s where the money is.” Contrast that with a commercial on television I saw, several years ago (perhaps it was even in the 1990’s) from a major American bank.  The President of the bank was speaking to the…

Euro Dogma or Greek Drachma?
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Euro Dogma or Greek Drachma?

The nation of Greece is bankrupt. Let’s just say it plainly and simply. Let’s not use “poli-speak” words aimed at soothing the sting or trying to maintain someone’s self-esteem such as; “insolvent”, or “challenged”, or “bust”. And let’s be even more plain, any manner of restructuring of debt, other than “arm’s length” transaction, is the…