Value, Values, Value Add

In my years of talking with small business owners and executives about the performance of their businesses, they are overwhelmingly focused of profit as their measure of success. This is understandable to a great degree, because so much of the public discourse...

Folklore or Strategic Planning?

Creating and sustaining a growing, profitable and valuable business enterprise is a difficult task under the best of circumstances. Business leaders who ignore appropriate tools and concepts that contribute to such enterprises risk sub-optimal performance and...

Never go against the family Fredo

It is probably fair to assume that when businesses started back in antiquity, they were formed as family enterprises. Thousands of years later, there are businesses both large and small that are operated or dominated by a family. Great examples exist of what appear to...