Let’s count – how many small business management systems are on the market? There’s Gino Wickman’s EOS along with the coaching program provided by EMyth, their biggest competitor.
Who doesn’t like to keep score? When I think about scorekeeping, for some reason I’m reminded of my first tee-ball experience as a parent. Moms and dads were told, “We never keep score because we don’t want the self-esteem of your children to be harmed. We just want them to have fun.” Yet, what was […]
I used to look forward to walking through my local Barnes & Noble in Columbia, Missouri on a weekly basis. I could browse the book shelves for hours and easily drop a hundred dollars before leaving (so much for the family budget). In 2011 while rushing for a connecting flight with about 6 books under […]
Periodically, I get a call or email from a client early in the month stating something like, “Hey Mark, we had an awesome month. What do you think?” CEOs love sales. Heck, CFOs probably love sales even more. But I still hate these messages unless I know the plan calls for increases on the top […]
I confess that I’m a little fanatical about baseball statistics. And yes, sometimes these numbers cross my mind when I’m thinking about senior management team members. Take wins above replacement (WAR) for example. Let’s say my number is 8.4 as a shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. That number means I’m responsible for about 8-plus […]
I have designed hundreds of financial reporting packages–I’m not even sure of the count. I’ve created reporting packages spanning 3 pages to nearly 100 in varying formats including raw HTML back in the ’90s, in Microsoft Publisher (I still do), Access, Excel (via F9 or Jet Reports), the old Microsoft FRx (is it still around?), […]