Leadership

Durable Competitive Advantage

In a video on Yahoo Finance called “A Crash Course on Competitive Advantage“, the hosts of this Motley Fool Video describe insights from Michael Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School. Porter defines competitive advantage as a function of either: providing comparable buyer value more efficiently than competitors (low cost), Read more…

Making the complex simple

Victor or Victim?

The difference between the victors and victims, winners and losers, the magnificent and the mediocre is their ability to conduct business differently from the competition. What do I mean by “conduct business differently?” It means to: leverage the results for every investment you make, activity you support and opportunity you Read more…

Contemplations

Heaven On Earth

I don’t live in constant fear of being impacted by terrorist actions such as occurred in Paris this past Friday. I’m not suggesting that such acts can’t or won’t occur in the U.S. It’s unacceptable that terror attacks occur anywhere. Despite our best efforts, terror attacks may occur on U.S. Read more…

Entrepreneurship

3 Factors for Marketplace Success

I’m just back from speaking at MCPC 2015 in Montreal, an international conference about Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation. One thought offered by Awane Jones, Founder & CEO at Merchlar, a Montreal-based digital agency, stood out. He offered (and I”m paraphrasing) marketplace success is a function of: Nailing the problem Read more…