A Reputation Online = An Operational Bottom Line

Back in the early 1990s, President George H.W. Bush gave a famous speech in which he referenced “the new world order.” Although President Bush was referring to something completely different, the term ‘new world order’ would, I believe, be appropriate as a moniker for conducting business in the Internet age; put another way, the Internet has created a “new world… Read more →

Lessons Learned: From Growing Pains To Capital Gains

There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that the ‘journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. I was reminded of that well-known adage when reading that this week marks National Small Business Week.   Of course, every company regardless of its size, initially began as an entrepreneurial ‘journey’ of a single step that—through hard work, determination, innovation and perhaps… Read more →

Human Touch—Maintaining Humanity in Human Resources

From the moment we awake (and check our email) to the moment we log off our computers at night, technology is omnipresent in our lives. And in many respects, technology has simplified countless tasks that used to be more complex and require far more paperwork. For example, let’s consider the way companies hire new employees today, versus the methodology used… Read more →

Government & Business: A Tenuous Partnership

When discussing the relationship between government and business, one of the first images that comes to my mind is that of The Flying Wallendas—the famed high-wire acrobats. I’m reminded of that image when considering the unlikely, and often tenuous, relationship between the two entities because I believe the interaction between them bares many similarities to a high-wire act: the risks… Read more →