U.S.S.A.?

U.S.S.A.?

Are we morphing into the People’s Republic of Amerika? It appears to be the new policy from Washington that if it moves tax it, regulate it or subsidize it. Our Constitution is rapidly becoming a mere outdated list of suggestions, as greed in ‘the private sector’ sells out to increased government control with greater willingness each day. The new president, with more than a few Socialist strings to his bow, joins Senate and House Liberals wielding the power to orchestrate the destruction of anything resembling business as we...

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Dutch Boy Mentality

Dutch Boy Mentality

Have we become afraid of winning? Remember the story of The Little Dutch Boy who used his finger to plug up the hole in a leaky dike? He held back the sea until help could arrive with a more permanent solution. These days, that little boy might have to hang around until he became The Old Dutch Codger … with a very tired finger and a lot of regrets! I first noticed the phenomenon while in radio during the early nineties and dismissed it as a characteristic of that particular industry. Then I began comparing notes with friends working in...

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Is The Economy Beeping?

Is The Economy Beeping?

Are you reacting to fear or condition? It has always amazed me that when a business perceives an economic downturn the first thing to get cut or thrown overboard is the advertising budget. How are you supposed to attract customers if they don’t know you exist or they’ve been allowed to forget about you? Conventional ‘wisdom’ tells us, push hard when business is good and pull back when it’s slow. To me, this is first cousin to the ludicrous statement I hear all too often, “Less is more”. Sorry Kemo Sabe but less is...

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A Game To Call Your Own

A Game To Call Your Own

To me, starting your own business is swapping one set of problems for another set of equal or greater value. It’s simply a matter of which set you’d rather have keeping you awake at night. Since your reach will always exceed your grasp ...

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