The Market Wants What the Market Wants

TweetMy wife and I were talking last night about how the now former President of Egypt Mubarak must either be the most tone deaf person on the planet or the most stubborn. This morning I wake up to discover he resigned… finally. Geez, how much of a message from the market does one need to […]

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Lessons from Egypt on Market Demand

TweetI have been watching the protests in Egypt with some degree of fascination. As one resident describes it, this protest is 30 years in the making. Clearly Egyptians want President Mubarak out of office. What I find fascinating is how the leadership of the surrounding countries and territories are responding. Almost all of them are […]

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From Humiliation to $20M in Sales

TweetTimes change, and with it we must change too. The following story is about a very unusual product called the Microplane Grater. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen (or Williams Sonoma), you know exactly what I am talking about. It is a little device that shreds block of parmesan cheese effortlessly. […]

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Seeing Opportunity Where Others See None

TweetThe two most common complaints I get from CEO’s are: 1) I’m in a commodity business, and 2) There aren’t anyopportunities to grow in my market. I’ll argue that what the person really means when they say this is, 1) I can’t figure out how to differentiate my business enough to earn anything above commodity profitmargins […]

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What QE2 and Inflation Means for Businesses

TweetI have a BIG problem with how inflation in this country ismeasured.  To put it bluntly, I think it’s a total scam. And in a moment, I will explain how this will significantlyimpact your business in the months ahead. But first, let explain my unusual perspective in what willhopefully be plain and simple English. Inflation […]

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