Posts Tagged ‘Business’

A Better Business Decision Making Process

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

There is a great interview on Harvard Business Publishing, Idea Cast with Marcia Blenko from Bain & Co. on How Companies Can Make Better Decisions, Faster.

I think this is a great interview with relevant and timely information so I wanted to share it.

My personal take away, and from my experience, the decision making process within an organization is critically important; that process can either bog you down or elevate your company to new heights.

The key is to be an agile business; be able to prioritize, analyze, respond, adapt and execute… quick and lean, boom boom boom…..

Enjoy the interview.

Don Sedy


A $30Billion Stimulus Bill: The Disconnect Continues

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Today, President Obama announced the signing of a $30 Billion stimulus bill that is a combination of tax cuts and loan programs aimed at helping small businesses.  I can say this; as a former small business owner this program really doesn’t get me excited to take action.

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Business Development: Vision + Feedback

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The Harvard Business Review blog entitled How to hire a VP of Sales offers a structured view of the 5 types of personality traits of the VP of Sales as well as the stages within the organizations growth. I think it was a good article and I would like to add my thoughts to it.

I think that an important factor for organizations to consider in hiring a VP of Sales is that persons ability to do 2 things exceptionally well, regardless of their sales management style:

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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…