Spreadsheet enhancements to Personal Consumption Expenditures

2020-12-12T06:10:43-07:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) data is easily accessible and published monthly.  But it is not very useful in its downloadable form, so I improved it with additional sheets for calculations and charts built on the fly. It is useful to take a look at top level consumer product categories to see their performance over [...]

We each have special abilities to help others and pass along God’s blessings

2021-08-16T10:56:31-06:00By |Categories: 1Peter, Jude, Matthew, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bible Book, Chapter, Verse and Translation References For This Post 1 Peter 4:10: God has given [you] some special abilities; be sure to use them to help [others], passing on to [them] God's many kinds of blessing (The Living Bible). Jude 1 12: you, laughing and carrying on, gorging and stuffing themselves without a [...]

Make good use of everything you find

2021-08-16T11:03:21-06:00By |Categories: Proverbs, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bible Book, Chapter, Verse and Translation References For This Post Proverbs 12:27 ...the diligent man makes good use of everything he finds (The Living Bible) ...the diligent man gets precious possessions (Amplified Bible) ...the diligent man will get precious wealth (English Standard Version) ...the precious possession of a man is diligence (New American Standard) [...]

How has your brand used consumer insights to inspire product innovation?

2019-09-10T15:32:29-06:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , , , , |

This is a Quora question I was asked and my answer is as follows.  I think to use consumer insights to inspire product innovation you need to setup a process for identifying consumer insights relative to your product(s) and brand. From a high level perspective, I look at three areas to obtain research and insights. [...]

The best productivity tool I use

2017-10-13T16:08:14-06:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

I have a tool that I use weekly which has become the best productivity builder in not just my business, but my entire life. The tool is based on helping me capitalize on my most valuable resource, which is time. Most people, me included, wish they had more time, and as the years go by [...]

The secret to business success

2017-10-31T14:05:45-06:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Everyone defines business success differently, although universally, it includes profits. When I ask people who are successful in business profits what is the one thing that they owe to their success, most say it comes down to this: try a lot of things, fail at most, but through all those failures, you find a few [...]

What is a moonshot?

2017-09-04T10:14:28-06:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , |

I am copying this word for word from Peter Diamandis.  This is worth keeping in mind for entrepreneurs. My definition of an entrepreneurial or corporate Moonshot comes from my friend Astro Teller, who is the current head of X (formerly Google X). He defines it as going 10X bigger, while the rest of the world [...]

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