Category Archives: Business Process

Applied Common Sense, ERP Principles, Business Law, Contracts

When Elephants Fight

There is an old African proverb that says: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  So, if you are a casual observer on safari– Keep your distance from fighting elephants. Avoid male elephants in musk– they can be aggressive. Don’t … Continue reading

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Run to the Roar

From the Prologue of Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear, By Paul Assaiante and James Zug– “Over the millennia on the African savanna, lions have developed a hunting technique. The oldest lion in the pride is often infirm. She … Continue reading

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Weekly Project Ritual

All of us jump to conclusions(1) once in a while– its because we don’t have perfect information at the time we make a decision. Especially when we have a complex technical solution to deliver, this reality can present a challenge. … Continue reading

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The Other 1%

On a previous post, I mentioned that about 1% of the people we meet are going to be sociopathic. This shouldn’t be a big surprise. No one promised that life was going to be fair, and if we take a … Continue reading

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Re-reading Sun Tzu

Many of us in the business world are familiar with Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. As a result, many of us have used deception for the sake of business gain, and have had mixed results. Sometimes, we burn bridges, … Continue reading

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Contract Clauses

My “certification” is in Marketing, and not in Contract Law. Contract clauses is not my area of strength. Regardless, in researching any topic, from aardvark to zymurgy, we all still simply ‘Google’ the subject. So, here are a few suggested … Continue reading

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Marketing Strategy

Among today’s most quoted professors is Bishop William Lawrence University Professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School.  In some of his early work (heard in the 1980’s– I’m looking for a better reference[1]), he identifies that there are only four marketing strategies … Continue reading

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