86 percent have no plan. Are you wandering in the desert with them?

photo credit: cdibona Prior to teaching an online internet business course, Jack Humphrey recently surveyed his class of almost 200 students from across the globe. He reported on the results a few days ago. One of the things he asked his class is “Do you have a plan for your business?” EIGHTY SIX percent said […]

Fundamental excuses for Memphis and your business

photo credit: *sean Runner up Memphis Tigers lost last night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game to Kansas, 75-68 in overtime. Because of a single free throw. All season long, Memphis head coach John Calipari has been making excuses about his team’s poor free throw shooting. All season long, Calipari appeared to discount, if not blow […]

Mopping up messes – What’s the best way?

Recently, a local AM radio station had a former employee charged by the Feds with misdirecting funds and buying more supplies than needed so that he could get prizes and cash as rewards for the large purchases. Not big news. Not unusual news. Left untouched, it would have largely been forgotten about by the locals […]

Would one “minor glitch” bring down your company?

Last October, we discussed the single slip-up that doomed a beef company. Not just doomed it, but in fact, put it completely out of business. A single stumble kills a decades-old business. Today, a “minor glitch” (according to MSN) caused South Florida’s power grid to puke, and the resulting chain reaction caused two Florida nuclear […]

The National Retail Federation “Give them a cookie” tax

Unbelievable. I received my DM News (Direct Marketing News) this week and right on the front page, above the fold, is a story about the National Retail Federation board of directors lobbying government officials to “provide a relief package for retailers”. Eh? Why in the world would retailers need their own relief package? Regardless of […]

Leadership and the “little woman”

A lot of people hate Bill Gates. Some do so because of Windows (“just because”). Some do so because he’s successful. Some do so because of various perceptions of his company’s business practices, true or otherwise. Very few, if any, truly successful people go untouched by the wrath of a society sometimes obsessed with hate-of-the-wealthy. […]