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In Honor of Work

Posted by Randy Boek on August 14, 2014

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When did you learn to work? I got the gift early in life. First as a little boy at Baker’s Cash Grocery, Grandma’s store in North Sacramento California. Later as a teenager at Great Northern Janitorial Services, one of Dad’s businesses. This is the gift that has kept on giving. I’ve been a soldier, a [...]

Aug

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Tremulousness – Shaky and Paranoid

Posted by Randy Boek on August 07, 2014

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I have a friend who is a commercial pilot. An article in a recent internal newsletter warns pilots that excessive use of caffeine can cause tremulousness. It sounds like something ominous that I don’t want my pilot to have and beyond that the word triggers spell check. The dictionary says it may be a visible [...]

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Prisoners of the paradigm

Posted by Randy Boek on July 31, 2014

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Umair Haque is Director of the Havas Media Lab and author of The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business. His blog posts are frequently featured in the Harvard Business Review – smart guy. I ran across a post where he lists six lessons that explain why the financial crisis persists. One of the six, [...]

Jul

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An Overview of Strategic Planning: Part 2

Posted by Randy Boek on July 23, 2014

This second-part post details what Strategic Planning looks like. Your company’s strategic planners often pretty much know much of what will go into a strategic plan. Nonetheless, development of the strategic plan greatly helps to clarify your company’s plans and ensure that key players in your firm are all in tune with the plan. There are [...]

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An Overview of Strategic Planning: Part 1

Posted by Randy Boek on July 16, 2014

Strategic planning is the process of developing and implementing plans to reach goals and objectives, a way to move your company toward your desired future for the company. More than anything else, strategic planning gives direction to your firm. Strategic planning helps you determine where your company is going over the next year or more, [...]