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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Order, Yes. Bureaucracy, No!

Order is a process that effectively and efficiently allows you to scale up to a higher level. Bureaucracy is a process that fails to work, that is inflexible, that destroys value instead of creating value. Bureaucracy is when processes become a mindless, unthinking application of rules and procedure with no understanding of the overall goals […]

A Plug For Contentment

I think of contentment as the stepsister of happiness. If happiness is the swan, contentment is the ugly duckling. Everyone is pursuing happiness. Happiness gets all the press. “The pursuit of happiness” even makes it into the Declaration of Independence. By comparison, contentment gets short shrift. If happiness is the peak experience, contentment is the […]

An Entrepreneur’s Questions

Entrepreneurs are forever challenging convention, querying the need for the status quo, asking – Why are things done the way they are? – Is there a faster, better, less expensive way? – Why are we staffed at this level? – What is the workflow? – What is the return on investment of this expenditure? – […]

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