Archive for the ‘Envisioneering’ Category

I Don’t Care—Not One IoTa, But Many BACK from the EDGE

I’m amazed at what I am learning about business and transportation by observing my 14-month-old grandson. . . . I’ve learned the importance of positive motivation and correcting bad behavior. I’ve learned that we are wired from birth—it’s all about identifying everything, keeping information on everything, moving everything faster, better, cheaper from . . .

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The Porsche 987 Approach to Strategy

You might wonder what a sleek, German sports car can have to do with strategy for any business, let alone yours. It should not come as a surprise that a German company has a long-range strategy—it’s called Strategy 2025. It’s all about value, growth, uniqueness, return, innovation, sustainability, customers, employees, and suppliers. All of that in a single picture. . . .

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Gamification for Your SMB

Do you spend as much time preparing your business for the next year as you do strategizing how to win a game? Watch someone play Bridge or Poker and you’ll see how well they’ve prepared. We even watch Poker players on TV now. Some find that exciting. Make your business more fun with gamification.

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Disruption of Delivery Services (DDS)

Usually, DDS are the initials after your doctor of dental surgery. Change is about as fun and pain-free as getting your tooth pulled, a root canal drilled out, and an implant put in. Not much fun in anyone’s book. . . . But, what if, we returned to local production, on demand? What if we went places with our virtual reality goggles and physical simulators? What if more and more of our Needs or Wants (NoW) could be produced on demand, right where we are?

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Is Your Foundation Secure?

No matter whether I am talking with the former chairman of Merck & Company, a family run company of tens to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, or the 2-4 founders of a new tech startup, the importance of setting and maintaining the right culture comes up. It, literally, is the foundation of every company. Culture has seven parts to it that pervade and infuse a company. It is not just a few words that . . .

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Really? Reality?

The pessimists I know all proclaim, “I’m not a pessimist, I’m a realist!” Really? If perception is reality, then they must be right. . . . The Oregon Story Board is a non-profit at the forefront of training students to be able to use the HoloLens for educational purposes.

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Inspiring a Generation—Changing the World

I have to admit that some part of the business person in me is a closet geek. After all, I went to a technical, magnet high school and to a technical college. Yet, there is a direct connection between this and the emotional trigger that causes people to take action and buy something. Watch television commercials, especially for cars and trucks. Speed, performance, and “sexiness” are what are being sold to us. While the technical people at the car companies want to

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New Retail Business Model Needed: Technology Takes-out TruckLoad

Technology changes everything. Brick and Mortar style retail is in need of a new business model—and soon. Saving time and money with eCommerce is seriously changing retail, yet hands-on the product is important. The value of hands-on is less than the current cost, so change is needed.

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Turn a Pyramid on Its Point?

For architectural stability in a building, the foundation has to be strong and stable. In a pyramid, it needs to be the widest part of the structure. What would you put at the base?

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No Business without People

Computers in the office, robots in factories, and driverless vehicles are often intended to reduce manpower and have fewer people doing direct labor. However, the end goal is to feed people, move people, supply people, or otherwise make people more relaxed or happier. There is no business without people.

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