Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Planning Model for the Ages

This week, I was on a Webinar with a few of our video course members. We were brainstorming how to implement the use of video throughout their businesses, and a great opportunity presented itself. In every example our group presented, it was clear to see that they were operating from the level of tactics, rather than at the higher strategic level, in formulating their Plan. This is nothing new. I’m seeing a pattern here. Even my consulting clients have a tendency to think of an idea and then jump into action around it. That  knee-jerk way to taking action is not nearly…

Bucket List: A New Twist on Getting Things Done

Usually, you think about a ‘Bucket List’ as a place you write down, or add to the bucket, all the future things you want to do in your life. The idea is that you then systematically go about having those rewarding life experiences. But let’s explore a whole new perspective on this metaphor. Think about using this  in your business, and not to add to the bucket, but to empty it. The Start of A Great Idea Jason Fladlien gave me the start of this idea at a workshop in Vegas last weekend. Here’s his piece and 3 others. Ah-ha…

QR Codes: An Online Implementation Strategy

You’ve heard much recently about the increasing use of QR codes (Quick Response) by local businesses. But did you know that they can be a great strategic tool for online businesses, as well? Wikipedia: A QR code  is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers, telephone cameras, and to a less common extent, computers with webcams. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data. The ‘Local’ Argument It’s pretty east ro see how they would…