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Just When You Think They Can’t Make It Worse

I have criticized the Board of J.C. Penney for their decisions over the past few years. (Just search the archives). However, they continue to find ways to amaze me with their decision processes. Despite my predictions, the company is still … Continue reading

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Brand extensions

I generally agree with Al Ries. His insights into positioning have been remarkable over the years. He is a fanatic about NOT allowing brand or line extensions. His positionĀ is they usually (always) result in poorer performance than if you created … Continue reading

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Person dependent processes are limiting

Most business processes are people dependent. That is, people are required to make the process work. However, some business processes are person-dependent, and that is limiting. To know if a process is person-dependent you just have to ask yourself what … Continue reading

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Was I wrong, or just premature

I have been surprised that since January 21, the press has not put a more positive spin on the economy. (I did predict that on this blog and even noted that it had appeared to start even before the inauguration.) … Continue reading

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