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Going Small Versus Big

18 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
We all recognize the popular business cliche, bigger is not always better.  It is a nice sentiment, especially if your organization is included in the small category. To give “big” its due, there are certain advantages to using a big company for certain types of jobs where capital structure or geographic diversity are critical, such […] Read more»

Innovative Packaging

8 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In every industry there are certain accepted truths regarding success. In real estate it is location, location, location. In the cell phone space, it is all about the innovation and effectiveness of software architecture, the innovative features and elegance of design and performance. In merchandising it is all about packaging and telling a story. In […] Read more»

Empowering, Not Controlling Your Managers

1 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In the early 1980s, a Houston hospital CEO was frustrated by his hospital’s anemic financial performance despite the tightening of financial controls, as well as noisy department manager meetings replete with leadership huffing and puffing about dire consequences if things didn’t change. But not much did…change that is. So this medical center CEO came to […] Read more»