Category: Product Development

What is Quality?

by Tom LarsenFeb 26, 2020 Design, Making Choices, Marketing, Product Development 0

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 0

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.

Make it simple

by Tom LarsenJul 19, 2017 Marketing, Operations, Planning, Product Development, Sales 0

How good a job you have done making your processes simple for your people or your customers is determined not by how wonderful you think it looks from the inside. The quality of the simplicity is determined by the ease with which the user can get done what they need to get done for them to progress.

Opportunity is in the Gaps

by Tom LarsenFeb 8, 2017 Making Choices, Marketing, Planning, Product Development 0

Opportunity in business comes from doing something, a service or product, that others are NOT already doing

Process vs. Results

by Tom LarsenNov 11, 2015 Operations, Organization, Planning, Product Development 1

The very first lesson in owning your own business is the sooner you can become results focused and stop being process focused, the sooner you can achieve the results that you so desperately want to create.

Time Saver: the item number

by Tom LarsenOct 14, 2015 Operations, Planning, Product Development, Sales 0

Everyone from your customers, to your vendors, to your website, to your sales people, to the reports you create will be driven by item numbers and the item number sort.

It’s about Why

by Tom LarsenJul 1, 2015 Marketing, Operations, Organization, Planning, Product Development 0

If you want to improve your outcomes, which most of us do, you need to understand why first, and then how.

Every day is new information

by Tom LarsenMay 27, 2015 Marketing, Operations, Organization, Planning, Product Development, Sales 0

Every day, you have the opportunity to leave everything in your business just as it was yesterday, or to change it.

Packaging – May be more important than your product

by Tom LarsenApr 22, 2015 Marketing, Product Development, Sales 0

Here is the most important piece of advice I can ever offer – when it comes to packaging, hire an experience consumer packaging designer. Do the homework needed to know your likely shelf space location.

Calendar equals commitment

by Tom LarsenApr 8, 2015 Marketing, Operations, Organization, Planning, Product Development, Sales 2

People who have lots of stuff on their calendars achieve things. People who keep it in their head or in disparate places they don’t see every day don’t achieve as many things.