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The New Reality

Published on October 2, 2012 By Steven Weiss

Confidential To: The CEO From: The Former CEO, now Chairman of the Finance Committee Date: October 2012 Re: The New Reality Thanks for the extremely gracious reception you gave my last memo. I’m glad you found it useful. Thanks also for asking me to write another memo. I’m flattered. Doubly so because I really intended [...]

Build A Bear: Target Audience.

Published on October 2, 2012 By Steven Weiss

I have never seen an 8 year old drive a car.  I believe that is against the law.  I have never seen 8 year olds go to malls between the hours of 9:00 to 3:00 they are in school.  I believe that 8 year olds go to BBW web-site.  If they purchase bears over the [...]

Crystal Ball: Best Buy – Going out of Business (Revised)

Published on September 19, 2012 By Steven Weiss

Best Buy has had its lunch handed to them by Amazon and poor management. Best Buy sells commodity and low margin products. Consumers go to Best Buy stores to see the products, take a test ride and then buy the products from other retailers. As has been reported, Best Buy has too many stores and, [...]

General Electric

Published on September 10, 2012 By Steven Weiss

“General Electric, during the Jack Welsh era, when the company’s flagship product was not an industrial turbine or a refrigerator or medical imaging device but a quarterly earnings number that reliably met or ever so slightly exceeded earnings guidance.  Because of Environmental’s demands for reliability, work is only secondary in the business of making stuff [...]

The Ideal Corporation

Published on August 15, 2012 By Steven Weiss

What should we expect from a corporation? This question has been asked many times and answered many times and the answers differ depending upon whom you ask and when you ask and what your motives seem to be in asking. Even among corporate executives, however, there is a wide variety of answers.  People, even people [...]

Trust Deficit $4 Trillion and Counting

Published on July 30, 2012 By Steven Weiss

The trust deficit over the past three fiscal years through September 2011 totaled 4 trillion dollars. Trust earnings per share have collapsed. Projected (trust earnings) will continue to decline. This is consistent with research data and consistent with what we know about the trust crisis. I was not clear about what I meant when I [...]

Stop the bullshit.

Published on July 2, 2012 By admin

Pundits are full of shit and full of themselves. 95% of Americas wish they could sacrifice. The reasons; paying bills, household expenses, cost of living, unemployment and exhaustion. Media pundits talk about share sacrifice, how Americans are not willing to sacrifice. That is bullshit. People are sacrificing everyday just to make ends meet. Maybe, pundits [...]

One-Tenth of One-Percent: Group therapy

Published on June 26, 2012 By admin

One-tenth-of one percent is killing an enterprise. One-tenth of one-percent indicates how an is doing over the previous quarter. Market share is disseminated by e-mail, research companies and analyst throughout the world. If the share went up a tenth of a percentage the enterprise is doing a good job in the marketplace. The brand manger’s [...]

P&G Goes Down the Drain.

Published on June 22, 2012 By admin

P&G needs drain clean the businesses are clogged up. “P&G cuts its earnings guidance, lowered its outlook which is worrisome sign,especially after P&G  reported The and s string of weak results What happened? They are in hyper competitive markets. They either did not know it or did not know what to do. They did not know [...]

Creativity in the 5th Dimension.

Published on June 21, 2012 By admin

A new kind of discovery has emerged in which sources of creativity have been founded as much upon marginalized sites and contexts as upon creative hubs. Now, the most important thing to work on is creative discovery, which is not only about creativity, it’s the whole understanding of discovery.