As a company you can position yourself on the market as a first-mover or a follower. Each of this approaches as it own advantages (e.g. first-movers get there first, followers don’t need to make as many mistakes) and disadvantages (e.g. it normally costs much to be a first-mover, followers sometimes can’t penetrate a market). Either […]
Setting objectives for people is one of the hardest task a manager can find. That may not be true for every function out there (e.g. budget-oriented people). One thing is to benchmark a person’s activity, such as Invoices processed, for an Accounts Payable worker. One other thing it to evaluate a person with an highly […]
Back to the good old days! Now we can [probably] earn some good money by doing something we really like: surf the internet. AGLOCO is a new Internet Venture where you get shares and money by browsing the net while using their viewbar, as well by the time your referrals spend doing it. If you’re […]
Great post by John Chow. Read it and understand why you should start doing “your business” as soon as possible. I haven’t done it that way and feel I should’ve. The older you get the riskier it gets, you have more responsibilities, more to lose, more preoccupations… Follow my advice, follow John’s.
While reading How to do well by doing good, by CNNMoney.com, I saw this interesting paragraph from Howard Schultz, Starbucks‘ chairman: [..] we tried everything we could to exceed the expectations of our customers. But we knew that to achieve that goal we had to first exceed the expectations of our people. [..]. That was […]
Seth reminds us that modern companies (not airline companies, companies in general) need pilots less than ever. Companies need “instigators and navigators, rabble rousers and innovators“, he says. I couldn’t agree more. To have that kind of people companies need to change – quickly. I have been working for multinational companies and I can see […]