Archive for February, 2011

The DPI Manifesto

February 24, 2011

Have a healthy disregard for the impossible. It is not a numbers game; it is a people’s game. The Humpty-Dumpty Effect says, once broken, it will never be the same. It is important to be fast, but it is better to be better. One is the loneliest number. Become a chameleon, quickly. It is all [...]

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Wal-Mart

February 23, 2011

The average Wal-Mart customer didn’t leave Wal-Mart.  What happened is Wal-Mart left the customer.  Wal-Mart lost its grip on U.S. households earning less than $70,000 a year to other discounters.   Wal-Mart wants to be all things to all people but the supercenter is not the way to do that.  Wal-Mart is returning to its [...]

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Experts

February 22, 2011

Take on experts. Experts skate by because of their expertise, which in many cases is built upon their biases. Encourage and manage dissent throughout the enterprise. Expertise has to be democratized. Trust your instincts. Instant experts are ordained by the media. Experts in the financial services business and the automobile industry did not turn out [...]

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Cutting The Federal Budget Deficits

February 21, 2011

The US has an approximately 13 trillion dollar economy.   The budget is approximately 3.7 trillion dollars.  Congress is debating cuts between 60 million dollars and 100 million dollars.  Members are either defending or attacking the budget depending upon their political party.   It is annoying and down right depressing.   I believe unless they disregard [...]

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Profit Zones Defined

February 3, 2011

A profit zone is a company’s economic activity where accelerated profit happens. In the new economic order characterized by new technologies, disruptions and innovations, profit zones always change. It will be difficult if not impossible to create sustainable profit zones. As always new technologies and competitors are the theme.

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