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Never Waste A Good Crisis: What if……

by Tom LarsenNov 18, 2020 Design, Gratitude, Making Choices, Planning

We talk so much about disruptive technologies and how positive they are. We rebuild after disaster disruptions, often for the better. What if we treated COVID-19 as a disruptive technology or disaster?

You thought you understood disruption

by Tom LarsenMay 28, 2020 Design, Making Choices, Marketing, Operations, Organization, Planning, Sales

In the past, disruption in business terms was when a new entrant to an existing market was doing some aspect radically different. Airbnb was a new kind of lodging (instead of hotels/motels). Uber was a new kind of transportation option (instead of taxis/busses). Blockbuster and Netflix in their own ways were new ways to get […]

6 ways to search for “New Normal” – plus a bonus

by Tom LarsenApr 29, 2020 Gratitude, Planning

A year ago I was just emerging from the crushing weight of having lost my spouse and best friend almost a year earlier. Over this entire period I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what is the “new normal” for my life going forward. I even had the good fortune to […]

Don’t waste your Pandemic time: for home workers

by Tom LarsenApr 1, 2020 Gratitude, Making Choices

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We can choose to work to forecast the end, or we can choose to invest this time spent at home INCREASING our connections with people. We have the time!!!

Change is a Constant

by Tom LarsenMar 4, 2020 Design, Making Choices, Marketing, Planning

This activity was almost entirely meaningless 25 years ago, yet now represents tens of millions of people doing things every minute of every day that were unheard of in 1995.

What is Quality?

by Tom LarsenFeb 26, 2020 Design, Making Choices, Marketing, Product Development

This means quality is rooted in the expectations of the person making the quality distinction. Think about that for a second amongst all the quality reports or online rating systems…

Are You Holding Yourself Accountable?

by Tom LarsenFeb 19, 2020 Making Choices, Operations, Planning, Product Development

No one would dream of waiting until the day before the wedding to plan and invite the guests. Yet, we know from our own experience that millions of people wait until Christmas Eve to shop for Christmas day.

R.I.P. Navigation

by Tom LarsenFeb 12, 2020 Design, Marketing, Planning, Sales

Most websites lack the ability to guide a visitor to their destination and instead present a strip across the top of the home page that has lists of more pages where they MIGHT find more pertinent information relative to their visit

6 Reasons It’s Time to Update Your Website

by Tom LarsenFeb 5, 2020 Making Choices, Marketing, Planning, Sales

Your site is compared to other sites not related what so ever to what you do. Not your competitors – the UNIVERSE. Like it or not, your entire business is….

The Journey and the Golden Gate Bridge

by Tom LarsenJan 29, 2020 Gratitude, Making Choices, Planning

This Bridge to me is the epitome of finding a creative and beautiful way to achieve numerous goals most people never think about. In this case