Category Archives: Focus

Again With The Power Of Focus

“There is no business that cannot improve its performance by narrowing its focus.” Thus stated David Palmer an original member of our team many years ago. And I keep finding examples to prove he was right. Here is another: New … Continue reading

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And Again With The Power of Focus

It never ceases to amaze me how many companies chasing top line growth (perhaps to appease Wall Street) diversify into mediocrity … or worse. The latest example is Crocs. Full disclosure, I have worn Crocs for years, much to the … Continue reading

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McDonald’s May Be Getting It

Back in the early days of McDonald’s and In n Out Burger, both stores offered hamburgers, french fries, soft drinks and milk shakes. McDonald’s had the word Hamburger on its signs (no longer) and they were focused. Over the decades … Continue reading

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Eleven Years Later And Back Where They Were

Back in 2003 McDonald’s was suffering from a lack of execution that was affecting its top and bottom lines. The CMO at the time was given credit for turning things around with the “I’m Lovin’ It” campaign. As I noted in an … Continue reading

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The Power of Focus

I have written several posts on the power of focus. (Just use the category tab on the right to find them.) My friend and professor David R. Palmer always said, “There is no company that cannot improve its results, by … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from orgasnizational ADD?

I ran across two very interesting young guys the other week, both of whom drilled home a perennial business lesson: focus! In a parallel life I was a police firearms instructor, and I still follow the field a bit.  One … Continue reading

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Focus matters: another example

I have posted a few times on the power of focus (just search the site on the word “focus”) because companies that focus usually outperform those that don’t. Today’s example is Carl’s Jr. (or Hardee’s for those of you in … Continue reading

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