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MY BUSINESS MUSE

My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker

 

January 16, 2020

In my conversations with people who work in management at mid to large companies, I find a general lack of respect for small business. In many respects, I believe the management in those companies feel that they are somehow more educated and intelligent than the small...

January 16, 2020

I had a gentleman message me on LinkedIn. He stated he is an engineer and he was interested in what he saw in my LinkedIn profile. I responded to his message stating that I had closed the shop and was in the same position of being an older only I called it experienced...

November 19, 2019

People value their own work over the work of others.

People have a strange way of placing value. A person will spend $80 for a meal that is soon gone but will be unwilling to pay fair market value for a $30 tool they will use for many years.

Investors value their money o...

November 16, 2019

Business is people first. Take care of employees then customer's profits will follow.

The store is set up for efficiency but is welcoming in appearance. Warm and inviting not cold and clinical.

Collect data for the purposes of improving customer experience.

Getting people...

October 24, 2019

I have been contemplating the issue of people in the workplace. Perhaps the largest issue I see is people are complex and companies do not want to deal with complex so their response is to try and turn people into processes that the company can break down and analyze o...

October 24, 2019

I still get production emails from XXXX. Lately, the emails have been far less compliance oriented and more conciliatory. This last one, in fact, was more like begging the suppliers to help them comply with the new over seas regulations. I must say had they treated the...

October 23, 2019

One of my favorite speakers on leadership made a statement that I thoroughly disagree with. He stated in the context of problem solving finite and infinite thinking that business can learn from government the concept of infinite or long term thinking. The problem is on...

October 23, 2019

Strongly held personal beliefs
Honesty is everything.
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Be humble in all things.

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The law of unintended consequences in decision making can never be forgotten.

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Company culture does...

October 23, 2019

My son has been struggling in robotics this year. After two years of having a friend be a partner which turned out to be not the best kind of partner to have he decided to try to go it alone. Unfortunately, his strength is not the mechanical side of robotics but the st...

October 23, 2019

The lack of understanding of this quote is a very real issue in today's society. Experience is not gained in a classroom. Skills yes experience no. Take young people with skills and pair them with a leader who has experience and you have a winning team. Take young peop...

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