Using data and visualizations in your business plan

“Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.” One of my favorite Japanese proverbs.  A statement epitomizing the challenge for any entrepreneur. A business plan can set the foundation for a passionate vision becoming a successful reality. So in today’s high-tech data driven world, what role…

Paving the way for Advocacy

In 2014 I wrote an advocacy post about turning executives into social advocates. https://bizplanntoday.com/turn-executives-triumphant-social-stewards/ At the time, employee advocacy was still a burgeoning practice.  Today, most large organizations have sophisticated software and teams to run their programs.      Despite this commitment to software and personnel, many companies still struggle with…

The auto industry; big data fishbowl

The automotive industry has always been an interesting “fishbowl” for things like; Ad spending, considered purchase, disintermediation, technology, and now big data.  Technology however, has always seemed to lag the pace of other industries.  As far back as 2001, Scott McNealy said “Why not think of everything as just an…

Help your Team Discover the New Way to Work Through Management

Much has been said recently about the #newwaytowork as it relates to technology and work tools, especially in light of the highly-anticipated IBM Verse email service. However, one thing that frequently gets lost in the excitement over new business developments like Verse, cloud computing, and BYOD policies, is the concept…

Create a wake of positive experiences

Organizations are facing tremendous pressure to change from both markets and technology. All the while, the manner in which we interact is also changing. Disappearing are the endless rows of cubicles and face-to-face appointments. These changes are refreshing and exciting, however the macro-forces at play have put a strain on…