Category: Decision Making

Leadership


In life you have a choice.  Be the sheep or be the shepherd.  While being the sheep is not threatening and it is not very demanding, as a person, being the shepherd has tangible value.  You get to learn new things, experience more, make… Continue Reading “Leadership”

An Edge Is An Edge


Should you, without other information, always bet that the sex of a new born child will be male? Yes, according the the CIA Fact Book. At birth, males outnumber females 106 to 100. or 51.46% of births are male. 48.54% are female. After 100… Continue Reading “An Edge Is An Edge”

Medical Power of Attorney


I recently spoke with a client with a view to revising an estate plan.  He had recently been party to an expensive and bitter divorce and the time seemed right to reconsider his long plan.  After examining all of the normal things, credit cards,… Continue Reading “Medical Power of Attorney”

Bewitched or Not?


For many, the idea of twitching the nose and achieving instant solutions to complicated problems seems a fine skill. In the ’60’s Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stevens on TV’s Bewitched solved many this way. Fictional daughter Tabitha carried on the tradition. The skill is… Continue Reading “Bewitched or Not?”

Hiring Wild Horses


Maximally Demoted


If my clothes washer stops working, can I improve my life by calling it a planter henceforth?  Things are not different because you change the name of them.  My broken clothes washer will not make my jeans clean and calling it a planter will… Continue Reading “Maximally Demoted”

The Primary Law For Salespeople


Offense is fun. Defense is work. That is the first thing you must learn when you get into the business of selling things. Meeting people. Discovering. Presenting. Persuading. Learning new products and techniques and concepts. All fun. Returning phone calls. Following up on deliveries.… Continue Reading “The Primary Law For Salespeople”

What Is Planning For?


In simplest terms, planning is to find implementable ways to get what you want, when you want it, with the resources you have available for the purpose. Everything else about planning is just stuff. Planning comes in three parts. 1) Strategic – answers to… Continue Reading “What Is Planning For?”

Why Do You Visit The Dentist Twice A Year?


You need to be a bit old to remember Bucky Beaver and Ipana Toothpaste. (I notice that Ipana generates a spell check error so it is not a common word.) Ipana was the Bristol-Myers best selling toothpaste from 1904 until the late ’50’s. Bristol-Myers… Continue Reading “Why Do You Visit The Dentist Twice A Year?”

It Has Always Been That Way


In the consulting business, it never made me feel good when someone said, “We have always done it like that.” It was the signal that a problem lived there. When that came up, we asked them to discover how the procedure came to be… Continue Reading “It Has Always Been That Way”

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