Tag Archives: strategic planning

Would Jeff Immelt Really Be The Right Man For The Uber CEO Job?

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Jeff Immelt was at the helm of General Electric from 2000 until his departure at the beginning of August. Speculation now is that he may get the Uber CEO position! Why does his performance at GE’s helm indicate that he would do well as CEO of the troubled transportation technology firm? In general the decision […]

Taxi Medallions As A Proxy For The Way Technology Can Disrupt Whole Industries

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An April 2015 headline here told the story of the onslaught that faced the traditional taxi industry from technology-driven competitors like Uber and Lyft… ‘Because Of Uber, Are Taxi Medallion Lenders A Shorting Opportunity?‘ ‘In other words is the competition from Uber decreasing the demand for taxi medallions causing the price of the medallions to drop […]

In Business, Are The Inmates About To Run The Asylum?

For the Baby Boomers in the crowd who are between 51 and 70-years old, remember your first job? Mine was working for a caterer when I was 12 or 13-years old where I would arrive at their cooking facility at around 7AM to load the truck with food, plates, table clothes etc. We would then drive to […]

Decision-Making: 20 Cognitive Biases To Avoid!

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Summary: How do you decide where to invest your money or whether a business opportunity is potentially good or bad? What is the thought process that goes into buying or selling a particular piece of property? Or what factors will push you in a direction concerning who to vote for in 2016? Many of us […]

Hey Strategic Planner, What Are Your Projections For The 2016 U.S. Economy?

Summary: Whether real estate, mortgages, law or anything else…For large corporations, small businesses or sole proprietorships, now is the time to start making our best guesses, plans and projections for 2016. What will the state and condition of the U.S. economy be in 2016? For a business owner, department head in a company or the leader of […]

Cornell and Fordham Law School’s Are Thinking Outside Of The Box To Drive Enrollment!

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With law school enrollments nationwide declining, Cornell Law and Fordham University of Law are ramping up new programs! The growing problem facing law schools, the legal profession and ultimately the clients of lawyers was discussed recently in the article, ‘Correlation Or Coincidence?…Desperate Law Schools = Lowest Bar Exam Pass Rate In A Decade!‘. The premise […]

Is The High Yield Bond Market Sending A Recessionary Signal For The U.S. Economy?

In other words when it comes to high yield bond spreads and the strength of the U.S. economy, is a nod as good as a wink to a blind man? Yesterday an article at the Hallmark Abstract Service blog spoke to the high-end real estate market in the United States and whether sales above a certain dollar […]

Ever Consider Spending $5MM For A Thirty Second Television Ad?

As we have witnessed in the past, on the worlds largest stage some businesses will clamor to do just that! During Super Bowl 50 where a thirty second ad spot will run a cool $5 million, the slate will likely be sold out well before the event is scheduled to take place. For the majority of us, […]

Quotable Quotes: How Leaders Lead!

What attributes make an ordinary leader a great leader? Certainly it’s an ability, often innate, to inspire others while in some way helping to enable them to achieve their best. But is there more? In today’s world a leader not only has to have a great strategic vision along with the willingness to move forward rather than […]

Iran nuclear deal and the art of negotiation

Is the nuclear deal cut by the Obama administration going to be good for your business, your country and the world? As the owner of a title insurance business, very often I need to make strategic decisions that can and will affect me over the short-term but, more importantly, over the long-term as well. If […]