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We are social animals- at home, at play, and at work

We are social- and it is our brain that insures that we remain social animals. From perceived pain when we are excluded from groups and the need to surround ourselves with friends, our brain sets the tone. We need to keep this in mind when we manage and lead others, as well. Continue reading

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A receivable is only a valuable asset if you collect upon it!

Receivables can be an indication of business performed- but only if you collect. As such, it is critical that receivables are RECEIVED. Here are some ideas to insure that this occurs. Continue reading

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Business Sales and Valuations (even if you don’t want to sell)

Even a business with a strong balance sheet, reasonable income, gross sales over $ 1 million does not command a $ 1 million valuation. Just like selling your house requires you to make sure everything is in order and presents well, so does your business. Even if you don’t plan to sell it- you need to think about these elements. Continue reading

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Dialysis Glimpses from the 60’s and 70’s

Dialysis therapy in the 1960’s and 1970’s was a long process. Not every one could get treated. These are reminisces from those periods- when coil and flat plate units were used and each dialysis involved long preparation times, as well as long treatment times. Continue reading

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Profits Don’t Provide the Whole Picture

Just because a corporation is showing a profit does not mean it is doing well. You need to look deeper- especially if it’s yor own company. Continue reading

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Find the RIGHT Technology to Grow Your Business

Leaders need to learn to choose the proper technology to grow their companies. Consumers (meaning end-users: in your company, in the marketplace, or other manufacturers) are motivated by innovation and changes that they perceive as benefits. Continue reading

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Our success may be due to luck- so we learn way more from failures.

When things go well, we are sure we have designed things to be so. But, it’s only from analyzing our failures that we can learn more. BP, Halliburton, and TransOcean did not intentionally (G-d help us) try to destroy our environment. It was their cockiness and self-assuredness that they solved the technological problems, that led them to develop (misguided) short-cuts. Continue reading

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