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Getting Stronger With The Competition

I’ve been following Starbucks expansion in the US and am quite impressed with their expansion now into Russia. What impressed me more is a statement from Martin Coles, President of Starbucks International saying: “We do not spend a great deal of time focusing on our competition. The growth of other coffee chains can actually help Starbucks by increasing the overall coffee market. We are at …

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New Blog Launch – www.PamHarper.com

Several weeks ago we launched Pam Harper’s new web site Business Advancement Inc. and we are now pleased to announce the design, implementation and launch of Pam’s new blog. Click here to visit it. (Click image to enlarge)

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Which Teacher Would You Want Teaching Your Kids?

Alright, alright now. Before you go and dismiss surveys as a needed interpretation tool (because I told you so in my previous post) check this out as also reported in the wsj: A study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research and prepared by Duke University professors found that teachers with master degrees had no impact on students performance regarding their math and reading …

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How Conclusive Are These Surveys?

The WSJ reported a study which was conducted at UCLA and concluded that women are “chattier” than men by 3% (I know my wife would debate that.) It also suggested that muscular men are twice as likely to have more than three sex partners than their less muscular buddies. So I ask the following: What segment of the population was tested? What was their age …

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WiFi Internet Connection at 35,000 Feet

In my previous post, I talked about the world becoming one big HiFi spot. Well, American Airlines announced their plan to offer high-speed Internet service connection on their flights next year. What a great world we live in and it’s becoming better all the time.

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When and How Is The Time to Grow Your Company?

An interview in the Wall Street Journal with John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, caught my attention. Below are the top five points: Focus on markets transition and try to catch them at the right time. Enter new markets with a sustainable differentiation. Listen and take direction from your customers. Develop a strong leadership team. Innovate, innovate, innovate. So how do you know it’s the right …

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