Fixing McDonald’s…It’s Not That Hard!

McDonald’s to Shrink in US…reads the Headline… Over the past several years, the current CEO of McDonald’s has been searching for a fix to the problems at hand. Angry Franchisees, Unhappy Customers, Bad Press, Bad Financial Results. In 2015, I read this article The new CEO stating that if they close some poor performing units, they […]

Career Sherpa

Spring…Time for the next class of graduates to transition from the world of Higher Education to the Work World Ready to make some money and show the world You Can Make a Difference. If you are one of the approximately 1.9 million graduates of the class of 2017, you either landed a job, starting soon […]

Startup or New Business?

Startup…or is this just another New Business… Over the weekend, at a Hackathon I was attending, I struck up a conversation with a young entrepreneur I know. He stopped in to hang out for a bit and see what was happening at the event. Now this guy is what I consider an Entrepreneurial Tech Sector […]

Is the Grim Reaper of Disruptive Technology coming to visit your Business Niche?

Grim Reaper of Disruptive Technology? What? That could never happen in our Business Niche! We are lucky what we do is protected from these Startup guys coming up with all of these new ways to wreck our business model! Whoa…if you think this is your story, you better take a quick look around. Jump on having […]

Hackathon State of Mind

What comes to mind when you see the word Hackathon?   Hackathon?…A bunch of guys in black tee shirts, in a dark room (probably some basement), their eyes glued to a 24″ computer monitor (actually an array of 3 monitors), working the keyboard at a speed that makes your head spin? Last January, I was […]

A Note From the Cloud – Apology & Thank You

A Guest Post from my Old Friend…The Cloud I Am The Cloud…Sorry Mr. Snowden, NSA Directors, I needed some physical beings to take the fall for me, as humans were getting a little too close for my comfort. Eric Schmidt of Google, good job at using the NSA to deflect away from both of us. […]

Trying to be Everything to Everybody – Would Ray Kroc be Proud?

Can trying to be…everything to everyone, everywhere; all of the time… kill your business? From what I have seen over the past few years this strategy has not been working for McDonalds. Another road trip and another stop at McDonalds for a coffee (since no Starbucks is to be found out here!) This scene plays over […]

Adapt or Die…Delivery Expectations Are Not Going to Wait for You – Top 10 Mega-Trends in the World of Material Handling and Logistics

Although this article is written from a warehousing and logistics perspective, these trends are going to affect your business no matter what you sell or distribute! Top 10 Mega-Trends in the World of Material Handling and Logistics. Source – Modern Materials Handling Magazine February 2014 issue –

Who Just Claimed my Bottle Deposit?

Flying back from California yesterday, I am looking at the label on the empty (overpriced) bottle of water I am holding and noticed the State return deposits listed. My mind drifted back to an old Seinfeld episode where Kramer and Newman run off with a postal truck to Michigan where they intend to “Cash In” with […]

The Work Acquisition Monster – Is it sucking the innovation and creativity out of your operation?

The economy is slow so you push your team to fill the funnel. The economy is picking up so you push your team to fill the funnel. Faster, Faster, Faster…More number crunching, more proposals, more projects. The endless appetite of the Work Acquisition Monster drives you to pull more of the team into keeping the […]