Mashed Thinking #1168

Freedom is the ability to vote to adopt psycho economics.                                                                                          …

Mashed Thinking #957

It is easy to understand a nation’s support for tourism by its public toilets.                                                                                  …

Mashed Thinking #898

Failure for most people represents our inability to voice up.                                                                                          …

Mashed Thinking #876

He who restrains his anger becomes the victim of his reputation.                                                                                        …

Mashed Thinking #838

Many leaders smile while holding a whip and declare “My people love me”.                                                                                    …

Mashed Thinking #824

You can’t learn good manners from politicians running for office.                                                                                          …

The Internet and the Chicago Auto Show

My son and I went to the Chicago Auto Show  (http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/default.aspx).  We are car buffs and this is an annual pilgrimage for us.  It’s a great event.  According to the show’s producers it’s the nation’s largest auto show.  I believe it because the place is always mobbed with attendees. On the ride home from the show…

The Three Reasons You Start a Business

A good friend of mine and partner in business ventures teaches a class in Entrepreneurship.  His name is Carl Mattes and he is based in Palatine, Illinois.  One of my favorite questions he asks his students is:  What are the three primary reasons you start a business?  The answers he gets are always interesting.  Here…

Internet and Online Business Regulation

There are many sites out there providing advice, ideas and services for helping you start an online business.  If you are thinking about starting some sort of online business, I’d encourage you to take a look at this site I found at the Bureau of Consumer Protection site:  http://business.ftc.gov/advertising-and-marketing/online-advertising-and-marketing Lots of interesting information..stuff to keep in mind…

Who’s really responsible for your company’s sales performance?

A very insightful quote all CEO’s and VP-Sales need to keep in mind is found in the attached link to an article on Gallup’s Management Journal website: “We may join a company, but we work for a manager. Gallup has found that when top producers leave companies, 70% of the time it is because of…

Do you have a doctrine for competing in your marketplace?

One of the reasons I like to read Military History is for ideas on leadership and concepts that can be applied in business to win marketshare and beat competitors. From my readings, I’ve come to understand the value of creating a formal doctrine on how your company is going to approach and compete in its…