- Jul 2018
Do you have a politically obsessed friend? Having trouble dealing with them? Read on for some great suggestions on what to do
July 7, 2018
- Nov 2017
Not so long ago we associated innovation exclusively with brilliant people or organizations that had the resources to fund extensive research.
November 29, 2017
- Aug 2017
What you are asking is impossible. Your team is stuck. They think there is no practical solution. You have an "impossible" problem. Here is what you should do!
August 1, 2017
- Mar 2017
Management Myopia is the inability of management teams to see beyond short term events leading to eventual doom of many companies
March 2, 2017
- Jan 2017
This guide will help you understand how Supply Chains work and what Supply Chain Management can do to improve performance
January 28, 2017
Letter From Earth To It's Inhabitants
January 7, 2017
- Dec 2016
If you are just like me or many of my friends, you have one or more bad habit you want to get rid of.
December 10, 2016
- Feb 2016
Angels exist, yes they do. I know right now you assume that I'm crazy, but I can prove that Angels exist. Keep reading.
February 5, 2016
- Dec 2015
Management Mistakes are inevitable. It’s a shame we continue repeating them, given the evidence.
December 14, 2015
- Aug 2015
Is smart defined by what is said, who is saying it, or how said? Does where something is said, when and to whom, matter in determining whether it’s smart?
August 13, 2015
- Sep 2014
Everyone tells you the French are rude. You should just be prepared to handle their attitude if you want to enjoy beautiful France. They are right about France being beautiful, but wrong about the rest.
September 29, 2014
- Jul 2014
Am I living a full life? Are you living a full life? Sometimes in the thick of everyday stuff its easy to lose sight of what it means to live a full life.
July 20, 2014
- Apr 2014
It's not so easy to stop smoking cigarettes. I watch my team mates commit suicide everyday, as they stand outside our office smoking cigarettes.
April 15, 2014
- Jan 2014
Can we create a better future? Maybe 2013 was a good year for you, or you just could not wait for it to be over.
January 1, 2014
- Nov 2013
Interested in a low cost marketing investment? I am talking about one that cost no more than 50 cents and that generated 8000% ROI? Well keep reading.
November 8, 2013
- Sep 2013
A college degree has always been perceived as being valuable. But are we looking at it correctly? Is a college degree really worth it?
September 17, 2013
- Aug 2013
Think the Snowden problem is limited to secret government groups as the NSA, and can't happen to your organization? Think again!
August 12, 2013
- Jul 2013
Running From The Truth is the title of a book, recently published by my teenage daughter, Elise Shivamber.
July 22, 2013
- Jun 2013
Market place innovation or disruption is driving you out of business, you don't know it yet. Here is what you need to do to avoid this fate.
June 8, 2013
Inspiration is more than admiration, it requires action. When you see something truly inspirational, you will be compelled to do something.
June 1, 2013
- May 2013
Apple has been incredibly successful, by any measure, over the last decade. Yet, everyday some analyst or pundit questions their strategy and predicts their imminent demise.
May 24, 2013
- Apr 2013
I am color blind, and happy about it. If you have been reading this blog then you would know that
April 30, 2013
It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts.
April 28, 2013
If you are an oak, you should like the way you are made. The maples want equality, and you are right in wondering why they can't be happy in your shade.
April 27, 2013
Good groups create synergy. They don't just work together, they collaborate to go far beyond their individual strengths
April 6, 2013
- Mar 2013
He thought nothing of his contribution to ugliness. What was he thinking?
March 22, 2013
He delivered the first elevator pitch standing three floors above a crowd, on a platform suspended by ropes. The crowd gasped as he cut the ropes!
March 17, 2013
Every team seems to think disruption is innovating to achieve "faster, better, more cost effective" improvements in products and services. But is it?
March 11, 2013
The internet is awash with data, which is poorly analysed and is presented as insight. Facts may be elusive online if you are not careful
March 8, 2013
- Feb 2013
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
February 22, 2013
Is it inevitable that we all have different facts, and inherently disagree?
February 17, 2013
'Normal' is a stereotype we create - Sara Shivamber
February 9, 2013
- Jan 2013
Surprisingly few senior executives really understand the scope of procurement. Why is procurement still so under-leveraged, and what should be done about it?
January 13, 2013
Interested in improving procurement? Many procurement organizations fail to achieve their potential by making one or more of five common missteps
January 13, 2013
Procurement improvement? Your procurement function could add enormous value to the strategic equation, helping to reshape your business economics
January 13, 2013
There is nothing so inefficient as making more efficient that which should not be done at all. - Peter Drucker
January 10, 2013
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty
January 5, 2013
Why is the new year changeover from one year to the next, special? After all, it happens every year.
January 1, 2013
- Oct 2012
October 5, 2012
- Sep 2012
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is telling us the USA needs a turnaround.
September 8, 2012
- Feb 2012
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. - Aldous Huxley
February 5, 2012
- Jan 2012
What it was about this change each new year that makes us all behave so differently?
January 1, 2012
- Nov 2011
That fundamental analyst, stock chart technician, behavioral analyst will likely lose you money.
November 25, 2011
- Sep 2011
Why was the new iPhone delayed? Was the delay driven by a series of tactical circumstances, or reflective of a deeper strategic perspective at play?
September 17, 2011
- Jul 2011
David in his classical style belts out the line: "I am just an advertisement for a version of myself"!
July 23, 2011
Why is it that in business or personal affairs, when we bring someone a proposal or come looking for advice we get one of the first four advisors?
July 17, 2011
- May 2011
There are some images of the world that have such an effect on you that the only thing you can do is say wow!
May 22, 2011
Bad news sells, and the media thrives on bizarre stories of gloom and doom.
May 21, 2011
Going to the hospital slightly increases your odds of surviving but increases your odds of dying if you don’t have a serious problem.
May 3, 2011
- Apr 2011
Fear and Greed are hazardous to your investment returns. Any investment which leverages the power of compounding can be richly rewarding if managed properly.
April 30, 2011
Illustrated - 2011 Budget Spending and The Absurd Budget Debate we are having!
April 9, 2011
- Jan 2011
Just plain analyst nonsense, guaranteed to lose you money.
January 9, 2011
The redistribution of hope. Optimism is on the move—with important consequences for both the hopeful and the hopeless
January 9, 2011
Happy New Year! Three words oft repeated during the holiday season.
January 1, 2011
- May 2010
Service as a discipline appears to be under siege. Airlines charging for a checked bag, and considering charges for carry-ons or using the toilet on board, are all signs of this trend. The race is on to penny-pinch the most valuable asset of any business, it's customers.
May 2, 2010
- Feb 2010
Despite their pivotal role in the high technology supply chain, electronic components are essentially a cyclical industry akin to older markets like steel and housing.
February 26, 2010
- Aug 2009
Customer service more than ever before has the potential to create (or lose) enormous value to companies and their customers.
August 23, 2009
- May 2009
Reverse auctions are almost ubiquitous and are being used daily to drive supplier prices down in a variety of categories of products and services.
May 31, 2009
- Nov 2008
Teams that believe the same way, that lack diversity of thought, or avoid honest questioning of the facts, will almost always be blind-sided by an alternate reality
November 16, 2008
- Oct 2008
Quality is so important that everyone takes it for granted today. Without quality you are not in business.
October 1, 2008
- Sep 2008
"A Whole New Mind - Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future". I recommend it to anyone who is concerned about job survival in this new age.
September 29, 2008
People don't like to do things they aren't "good" at. So they give up, assuming they simply don't possess the talent for math or skiing or the violin.
September 16, 2008
Education is the key to prosperity. There’s simply no way to sugarcoat that fact.
September 15, 2008
The idea that products have soul is perhaps only understand by the Japanese, the French and the Italians.
September 7, 2008
Friends warned me that, the more I learned the more I would not know. Knowledge is growing fast. Do you know how to keep up?
September 6, 2008
- Aug 2008
Lifetime employment used to mean staying with a company until retirement. Nowadays, few workers are interested in staying at a single company until retirement.
August 28, 2008
The most important factors that shape my views on strategy? I am driven by three fundamental beliefs:
August 25, 2008
Innovation is not about fixing what is broken, it's about breaking what is "fixed"!
August 25, 2008
How many people do you know could reinterpret Drucker, the management guru, and make his work relevant again?
August 24, 2008
Color blindness is usually classed as disability; however, in selected situations color blind people have an advantage over people with normal color vision.
August 24, 2008
Think different, consider the Fosbury Flop. Innovation requires looking at the problem from a completely different angle than previously used.
August 21, 2008
A talented Marketing Communications Executive is creative, understands current market conditions and moderates the strategy accordingly.
August 21, 2008
Every parent wants to be proud of the accomplishments of their children. And proud I was of mine
August 20, 2008