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Compete on price, go out of business.

I spend a lot of time in the world of “Continuous Improvement”.  I speak on the subject at Conferences and Universities around the world.  I write articles about it.  I am even on the Editorial Board of the Lean Management Journal.  So I guess that I spend more than just time, I am thoroughly invested in all efforts…

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Inspiration for Innovation

I enjoy guest lecturing at University. In fact, it is one of my most favourite things I do. I believe what I enjoy most is the optimism and energy of the students. They are far too young in their careers to have been tarnished by the pragmatism, and even cynicism, of “real life” – or…

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On Oranges versus Ideas

I truly love my career – well, most of the time and in most aspects of it anyway. I enjoy the thrills of running my own consultancy firm and being in command of my destiny – even when (perhaps especially when) I need to react to the unexpected. It seems that I am at my…

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Private Equity: A Brave New World

I have been involved with the Mergers and Acquisitions marketplace for several years. I have seen my fair share of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to the orientations, motivations, and activities of the various Private Equity firms (as well as someHedge Funds) to whom I have been exposed and with whom I have worked….