Welcome to the Roaring 20s?

Welcome to the Roaring 20s?

I have read at least two articles (here and here) in the past week claiming that once we get past this troublesome COVID period, the economy is going to come roaring back to life.  In a convenient 100 year comparison, the idea is that the 2020s will be just like the...
The superpower you should be focusing on for 2021

The superpower you should be focusing on for 2021

Question – think back to the last several days of Zoom calls and phone calls.  How often do you glance at your phone, check emails, look something up in a browser, etc. while you are on a call?  I imagine nearly all of us are guilty of that.  The current virtual world...
Time to Channel Your Inner Bigwig?

Time to Channel Your Inner Bigwig?

  A question for all you small business owners out there – – how many of you have previously worked for a very large corporation?  And how many of you would go back there again and no longer be your own boss? Companies of 1000 or more employees employ...
Be Your Own Data Scientist

Be Your Own Data Scientist

After spending just over four years teaching “Applied Quantitative Methods” to undergraduate business students, I was burnt out trying to convince them that data analysis was an important aspect of business.  So I left my ivory tower and hung out my shingle as a...
Farewell 2020!

Farewell 2020!

Quick question – how many of you felt that 2020 went according to plan?  Did you meet the goals you set at the start of the year?  Run into any problems?  Any unforeseen events hinder (or help) your business this year?  I’m joking of course.  This year is a year that...