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Business imperative: Adapt or die!

I live in the midst of a mature 18 acres woods that is a remnant of my grandfather’s farm. Although I spent most of last weekend trying to tame a small portion of this property around my house, most of … Continue reading

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Decision transparency for start-ups

This week I provided an overview and demonstration of the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) to an individual who mentors numerous entrepreneurs and who also serves in an advisory role on the board of directors for multiple start-ups and high-growth … Continue reading

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Reporting from the 29th NBIA International Conference on Business Incubation

This week three members of the Decision Driven® Solutions team (John Fitch, Ron Carter, Bruce Lerner) are attending the 29th NBIA International Conference on Business Incubation in Denver, Colorado.  We are here exhibiting the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) to … Continue reading

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Decision framework for competitive analysis

For every promising business opportunity or market segment that you may choose to pursue, there is a decision pattern that can be used to guide a quick, but effective competitive analysis. I recommend that before you commit to a new … Continue reading

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Visible assumptions

When folks don’t know what to call something or where it fits in the scheme of things, they tend to throw it into a big bucket or list of assumptions.  This happens most frequently when they are attempting to understand … Continue reading

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Reverse engineering a decision and roadmap baseline

Nearly all of my consulting engagements start with the same task – reverse engineering a strategic baseline for the client’s business or project from whatever source documents they can provide.  The initial output of this effort is an explicitly defined … Continue reading

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Strategic Due Diligence – Decisions are the ultimate leading indicators

In its most common usage, a leading indicator is defined as a metric that changes before the economy has changed, i.e. one that gives an advance notice of a change that is about to occur. Your decisions create your future.  This is … Continue reading

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