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Four Decisions (4D): People, Strategy, Execution, Cash

By Verne Harnish Founder & CEO of Gazelles, Author of Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, the “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist for Fortune Magazine This post provided by Gazelles Institute and was originally written by Gazelles Founder, Verne Harnish.  Four Decisions (4D): People, Strategy, Execution, Cash Decisions Equal Success Decisions equal success –

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Getting Triggered – Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face

There is nothing so precious as our sense of worth– Elizabeth Crook In my consulting business, the end of the year is a time to renew agreements with client companies.  We look at their needs for the year, where I can add most value, we consider their budget and come up with something that seems

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Poker Table Wisdom

My daughter Sarah is a poker player.  At one point she was ranked # 9 out of 2000 players on the Atlanta club circuit.  Recently she made a comment, “don’t walk away from a small pot”.  Curious, I asked her what she meant. She said, “You always have a choice about getting into a game. 

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Did the Video Make You Laugh or Cry?

If you haven’t seen the video, GO WATCH IT:  Laugh or Cry? It made me laugh because it exaggerates characters I have known. The guy who has all the buzzwords – so many they become meaningless? The meeting maven – that’s all she can do? The woman who is gathering more and more data, but

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Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim…

Any planning is only worthwhile if it is properly executed. A client recently said that they would “prefer an 80% plan 100% executed, rather than a 100% plan 50% executed.” The world of architecture provides a great analogy. Architects look to partner with contractors they know can effectively execute their plans; after all it will

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