Tips for Boaters: Preparing for Hurricane Earl

September 2, 2010 4 comments

Hurrican Earl TRack

Hurricane Earl is expected to impact the areas of NJ, Long Island and Cape Cod with 24-48 hours. Hurricane Force Winds and/or Tropical Force Winds will create high surf conditions and a storm surge over 10 feet.  Here are a few things you can do to protect your boat and limit the damage to it.

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The Federal Reserve: Says it will do all it can?

August 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I am not sure what else the Federal Reserve can do to artificially prop up the economy. The days of massive Quantitative Easing and Keynesian Economic Policies have proved fruitless in the 21st century economy. Any benefits from their actions are short lived. ( Think Cash for Clunkers, First time Home Buyer Tax credit, QE1 and bailing out foreign nations via US Investment Banks and AIG).

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Disruptive or Destructive Technology: The value in what you create; Part 1

August 23, 2010 3 comments

Entrepreneurs and business have always used technology to innovate; to find Blue Ocean Strategy and develop new product or new services that can reshape society. Well know classical examples are the Model T from Ford that eliminated the good old Buggy Whip, and George Eastman, who s Kodak brought the camera to the masses in a time when only professionals took pictures.

These innovations in technology and process were truly Disruptive; meaning they were game changers; changing the way the people of that era worked, lived and played for the better.

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The Intel McAfee Deal

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Intel Corp (INTC) announced today the $7.68 Billion acquisition of McAfee (MFE). The all cash deal, values McAfee at $48/Share, which is a 58% premium over yesterdays closing price. The deal has the approval of both boards of directors.

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Panera Bread : An Experiment in Human Kindness

July 23, 2010 1 comment

Panera Bread has rolled out a pilot program where customers can pay whatever you can afford for various store items from breads to salads.

I think this is a remarkable customer strategy and business strategy. Read more…

High Performance Results : A Game of Inches

July 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Measure, Adapt, Follow Through and sometimes go with your gut.

In the 1999 movie, Any Given Sunday, Coach Tony D’Amato, played by Al Pacino, gives a pre-game locker room speech to his football team. In the speech he explained that life, as well as football is a “game of inches.” Progress is made one inch at a time. The same can be said for business; it’s the consistent forward momentum over time that produces results. In your business, as in sports, measuring your progress, quickly adapting to a changing environment and following through are key drivers to your business success. Read more…

The Voice of your Customer in Business Process Improvement

July 22, 2010 1 comment

One way to operate your business at an optimal level is through Business Process Improvement, otherwise known as (BPI). For a successful BPI initiative, in an organization of any size, new or established, it is imperative that the voice of your customer be heard.

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