Tag: logistics

An Interesting Tax Advantage


SUBSEQUENT TAX LEGISLATION HAS MADE THIS APPROACH MUCH MORE COMPLEX AND MUCH LESS ATTRACTIVE. CONSULT A KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONAL I have been a fan of the cartoon strip “Wizard of Id” since the ’60’s. I think there is an edge to it and while not… Continue Reading “An Interesting Tax Advantage”

The Middle Ground Is Where Businesses Fail


As a manager, avoiding and/or solving the middle game problems is the important skill.  Ideas, even good ideas, are about 50 cents a dozen and dreams don’t matter until they are fulfilled.  In the beginning there is an idea or an insight or the… Continue Reading “The Middle Ground Is Where Businesses Fail”

Logistics Without Tactical or Strategic Thought


FAIL! Stephen Leacock was a Canadian author in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. He lived not far from where I live. Wikipedia claims that in 1911, more people knew of Leacock than knew of Canada and they further claim that in the period… Continue Reading “Logistics Without Tactical or Strategic Thought”

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?”

Stress And Responses To It


Decision making under stress is a losing activity so avoid re-organizing your financial affairs when you are stressed. The decision is important and can affect a long time. Stress puts too much emphasis on immediate factors. Giora Keinan in a 1987 article (Journal of… Continue Reading “Stress And Responses To It”

Four Option Eight


When I was young, I was a semi-competent golfer but I had two serious mental flaws and it took me a long time to get over them.  “All or nothing” and “That is not a mistake that is a challenge.”  I am in remission on… Continue Reading “Four Option Eight”

Retirement Can Be Physically Dangerous


“If I kill him, can I still collect the life insurance?”  An interesting question to start the day. The wife in question is facing a fairly common problem.  Her husband has retired and now he is “helping” to better run the household.  The big… Continue Reading “Retirement Can Be Physically Dangerous”

Measure Results


My local Ford dealer accomplishes something when he delivers a new vehicle. Possibly a used one, or possibly service, but new vehicle is primary. His stock in trade is vehicles and he measures success by how many he delivers, how satisfied is the customer… Continue Reading “Measure Results”

Life Is Like Juggling.


I found a scholarly paper on Juggling. ORG that points out that while many people can juggle 9 balls, and a few can juggle 12, no one can presently juggle 13 balls. It claims that 15 may be possible, but the problem is how… Continue Reading “Life Is Like Juggling.”

To-Do Lists


The To-Do list is an unexceptional management tool.  Everyone does one and it allows several good things to happen: Hard to forget things Easy to prioritize things Feels good as you catch up Motivates you as you fall behind Nonetheless, it is a trap.… Continue Reading “To-Do Lists”

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