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December 2008

Whoa 2008!

Can’t wait for 2008 to be in the rearview mirror? You’re probably not alone. Even if 2008 was a good year for you, there’s one thing you should do before you jump in to 2009. 
Review 2008.
In our annual 2 day private workshops with our clients we spend a considerable amount of... More > >

Posted: Saturday December 27th, 2008

Time to be the Grinch?

The holidays are a good time to do some evaluating of your current employees. Do you have a sense right now that some of your team are not putting in a full day? The season is competing for their attention and you as the business owner are losing. It’s difficult this time of year to get... More > >

Posted: Tuesday December 23rd, 2008   Updated: 11/21/2011

Pearson’s Law

Have you heard of Pearson’s law? If you’re in business you should be aware of it and putting it in to practice every day. There’s some question if Pearson’s law is truly from Karl Pearson, who is distinguished for having developed the discipline of mathematical statistics or author Thomas... More > >

Posted: Monday December 15th, 2008

No News is Good News?

There’s a common belief that “No news is good news.” If you’ve been in business for any time I would suspect that you sense just the opposite is true. It’s another situation that reflects the notion that much of business is counter intuitive.   No news generally indicates bad... More > >

Posted: Thursday December 11th, 2008

Guy Parsons - Atlanta Growth Summit: Getting Lean

Making decisions seems like a very important aspect of running a business. How do you imagine Toyota answers the question: how long does it take to make a decision? Is it A. very quickly, B. As soon as they have enough information, or C. As late as possible?... More > >

Posted: Wednesday December 3rd, 2008   Updated: 12/9/2008

Guy Parsons - Atlanta Growth Summit: Waste Hides Waste

There’s a lot to be learned from the concept of lean thinking. Without doubt one of the most successful companies in the world, Toyota, is better at it than anyone else. Guy Parsons is the founder of Value Stream Solutions (www.valuestreamsolutions.com) which provides lean consulting. ... More > >

Posted: Monday December 1st, 2008