Big Picture Thinking

In recent months I have increasingly been reflecting on the importance of big picture thinking.  By “big picture thinking” I mean taking the long view with decision making.  “Working on the business” and “working in the business” A number of years back there was a really good book out called “The E Myth” by Michael […]

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The dangers of brand confusion

The most successful brands have a clear identity and a clear concise message. Sometimes business owners can be tempted to be all things to all people and this is where brand confusion can occur which creates all manner of problems. These problems are amplified if the business owner chooses widely divergent activities. I have seen […]

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The wonders of Japanese design

I just returned from two weeks in Japan and once again was reminded by the wonders of Japanese design The recent training I ran in Osaka was in a building called “The Crystal Tower” which looks like something out of the movie “Blade Runner” It’s my favorite building in Japan, possibly in the world!  To date […]

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