I have been an entrepreneur and in business – nonstop – since 1985. And over the course of those 30-plus years, I have gained a lot of experience. But as the saying goes; “Experience is the most difficult teacher, she gives the test first and teaches the lesson after.” So I can say, with some degree
The competitive advantage for businesses in the 20th Century was centered around the efforts related to process excellence – making the processes throughout a business as efficient and as effective as possible. And this was accomplished using a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and so on.
My book, “State of Readiness”, was published in May this year (2017). And it’s been almost six months since I have written a fresh article. It’s not been for a lack of topics. In fact, I have several topics in the queue for articles I want to write. But, publishing a book took a lot
There has been a lot written lately of the “Gig Economy” – the notion that, in the future of earning a living, there will no longer be jobs, just work. It’s an earnings environment where the supply and demand for skillsets are contracted between those that have a need and those who can fulfill that
Nobody likes to fail. Failing causes us embarrassment. Failing bruises our ego. Failing might be a dark spot on our performance assessments. All we have to do is reflect on our childhood for when we failed and how poorly we felt. Even if our parents did give us encouragement, we still felt bad about failing.
Sponsored By Issue: 2016-1 JANUARY 2016 A Message from our Founder… Is it “Worth the Click”? Joseph F Paris Jr From the publicly-traded, multi-national conglomerates, to Girl Scouts selling their cookies (Thin-Mints rule), to the budding entrepreneur who opens a lemonade stand – and everything in between – there are all manner of companies
From the publicly-traded, multi-national conglomerates, to Girl Scouts selling their cookies (Thin-Mints rule), to the budding entrepreneur who opens a lemonade stand – and everything in between – there are all manner of companies and individuals offering a near infinite variety of products and services. And about as diverse as the companies and their offerings
Sponsored By Issue: 2015-8 AUGUST 2015 A Message from our Founder… No Skid Marks: Experiences and Lessons in 30 Years of Business Joseph F Paris Jr Thirty years ago this month, in August of 1985, I started my first business, XONITEK Systems Corporation. It didn’t really dawn on me until I found myself at