Want to know about the struggles facing organizations today? The Five Friends share their what they are seeing in the marketplace.
Rapid, radical technology advances have always disrupted the status quo and created a generation of marketplace winners and losers. In 1860, there were probably Pony Express riders who sat around after a long day’s ride [...]
What companies are getting it wrong today? More important, what can you learn from them? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Want to understand the latest trends that will affect your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Being in any type of business today can feel like standing in the path of an on-coming tornado. The fear of being devoured by the unrelenting wind is real. You think your only hope is [...]
How do you add more value for your customers? The Five Friends share insights you can use today.
Old-school, non-tech companies in every industry are wondering if they should reinvent themselves as technology companies. Conference presentations and business articles are telling them that there is no other choice considering the pervasive, disruptive presence [...]
Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across [...]
If you want to succeed, you have to be passionate about your work. It has to be true. Motivational speakers around the globe say so. The prestigious consulting firm Deloitte quantified it in a report [...]
You can’t influence – much less control – many of the variables that will affect your future. There is one, however, that is totally within your control. Your mindset, the perspective and thinking through which [...]
You’ve heard it for years—a clear, compelling, and shared purpose is the driving force for building and sustaining a high-performing organization. It provides the “why” that serves as the North Star guiding every action and [...]
Engaged employees lead to increased profits, increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, fewer safety incidents, and lower turnover. The Five Friends share ideas on how you and your organization can earn the discretionary effort and commitment [...]
Thinking about starting a business? The Five Friends share ideas that you need to remember if you want it to be successful.
The Five Friends weigh in with lessons that every entrepreneur should never forget. These lessons apply if you own a business, run a business, or manage a team within a business. [...]
Sooner or later, your business will probably die. The statistics for a start-up business are well known—50 percent fail within the first five years. Even the biggest companies are not immune from eventual obsolescence, however. [...]