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  • January 24, 2011

Addressing Logjams Quickly

The nineteenth-century logging industry in the United States reshaped the landscape, provided income for tens of thousands of workers, and was a significant source of economic resources in a difficult …

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  • January 17, 2011

Pushing the Envelope

For every act there is an accepted set of limits. If you stay inside them it is considered safe.  Pushing the outside of the envelope tests those limits, finding out …

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  • January 10, 2011

MultiScope Strategy

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could tell which opportunities lead to long term success and which don’t? It’s hard in today’s complex world, with competing demands, multiple stakeholders, and …

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  • January 3, 2011

Driving Growth Strategy 3 of

In the last three issues I shared the opportunity window that occurs when customer satisfaction drops. This window of opportunity opens because (a) people want things to be different than …

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  • December 20, 2010

Driving Growth Strategy 1 of

In the last issue I shared the opportunity window that occurs when customer satisfaction dives. This window opens because (a) new opportunities are generated by the desire to have things …

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  • December 13, 2010

Driving Growth in our Sluggish Economy

Over the last two years I worked with leaders of organizations large and small on how to drive growth in our sluggish economy, putting me in the position to see …

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  • December 6, 2010

Content Gives Way to Context and Convening

While working at the World Bank as a Knowledge Analyst I witnessed a significant change in how knowledge was amassed and applied for greatest impact. Previously, the emphasis had been …

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  • November 29, 2010

Your Customers’ Customers

In my work I am always talking to business leaders preoccupied with the growing edge. Here is one thing the most forward thinking have in common: they are continually focused …

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  • November 22, 2010

This is the Week for Giving Thanks

Here in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday – a time when people of all persuasions take time to eat dinner with loved ones and express their gratitude. …

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  • November 15, 2010

Massive Action Best in Tough Times

Bob Weidner has been CEO of the Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI) for nine years. When he was recruited for the position the organization was in need of a turnaround. …

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