Next Year Baby

Lyrics by Jamie Cullum Next year, Things are gonna change, Gonna drink less beer And start all over again Gonna pull up my socks Gonna clean my shower Not gonna live by the clock But get up at a decent hour Gonna read more books Gonna keep up with the news Gonna learn how to…

What is the Consumer Knowledgeability Index (CKI)?

The Consumer Knowledgeability Index (CKI) represents a buyer’s access to purchase-relevant information for a particular company or in a particular industry. It is the measure of access to industry or company level information that helps along a high-involvement (research driven) purchase This could be as simple as how much something costs or who the customers are for…

Some quotes from Starbucks alumni Howard Behar

I was invited to listen to Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks speak this morning. He said:

People are the ultimate driver of success in any organization. They have to grow themselves first as human beings then as employees. It’s the responsibility of any leader to develop their people. It’s too bad that so many businesses don’t see that.

 

Should you silence your employees?

I think it's really a shame when people’s voices aren’t amplified by their company. An article I read exemplifies the problem: Unlike Facebook and Google, which let employees publish their scientific breakthroughs in scientific journals and on blogs, Apple prevents its staff from talking about their research both online and offline. Is secrecy worth the…

How to read reviews

I know that one of the first things I do when evaluating buying anything is to read the reviews. Especially on Amazon. What is so great about reading the review there is that you get to see all the different peoples opinions. But I always bring my salt. One of the things that I learned over the…