Inflation is invading the entire supply chain

Inflation is invading the entire supply chain

The war in Ukraine is exacerbating the rise in energy prices and disruptions to supply chains that have emerged during the pandemic. These two factors will weigh on the evolution of transport prices and logistics costs in general. Two years after the outbreak of the pandemic, which generated an awareness in Europe of issues concerning strategic…

Gone for now, or gone for good? How to play the new talent game and win back workers

Gone for now, or gone for good? How to play the new talent game and win back workers

Nearly half of the employees who voluntarily left the workforce during the pandemic aren’t coming back on their own. Employers must go and get them. Here’s how to start. No, you aren’t imagining it: workers are leaving your company faster than you can replace them. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4.3…

How to Develop your “Business Exit Intelligence”

How to Develop your “Business Exit Intelligence”

Entrepreneurship, innovation, talent and cash flow are not enough for your commercial success.  As a founder, business owner, investor or advisor, you need to develop and implement ‘business exit intelligence™’ for your ‘smarter business exits.’  By keeping an eventual exit in mind, you can develop your own ‘design thinking’ to give unique context and insight…

Operational Excellence; Law & Ethics

Operational Excellence; Law & Ethics

Can we achieve operational excellence (minimize costs, maximize profits, continuously improve productivity and quality), at the same time do it ethically and legally? Should we? At the end of the year, I am retiring officially but intend to continue volunteer work like writing, helping young professionals, speaking at business events, and part-time consulting. As leader…

Respect the Neural Network of Your Business

Respect the Neural Network of Your Business

Earlier this year I shared a tale of woe.  One of my long-term clients had suffered a ransomware attack due mostly to the negligence of the business leadership to be respectful of the need to maintain their information technology infrastructure and be vigilant against external threats from bad actors (along with internal threats from system…