Business Management

80/20 Rule for Forks in the Road

In business, just as in our personal life, we often come to the proverbial “fork in the road”. Maybe the 80/20 rule for forks in the road can help with decisions. Sometimes it is as simple as choosing one of two things, but more often it involves selecting from a multitude of options. In other words, life’s not always straight forward, including when it comes to business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Long Tail and 80/20 Rule Analysis

Have you ever considered the concept of the long tail and 80/20 rule analysis? There is a reason they go hand-in-hand, but first some starting comments.

First, if you are not familiar with the long-tail here is the basic concept. Within any Read the rest of this entry »

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Procrastination and the 80/20 Rule

Sometimes it seems like there is more to do than is possible. Actually there may be, so what does that have to do with procrastination and the 80/20 rule? Read the rest of this entry »

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80/20 Expense Analysis

The term 80/20 expense analysis is not one you hear every day, but it is a concept that can be highly useful to managing and improving a business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Measuring the Right Things?

In business there seems to be an unlimited number of things to measure. But the question is, are you measuring the right things? Read the rest of this entry »

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When the Economy Slows What is Your Plan?

Think about this, when the economy slows what is your plan? Throughout history the economy has had periods of growth, decline, or merely remaining stagnant. Often a company is humming along nicely when suddenly, Read the rest of this entry »

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Absolutes and Business Wisdom

Both absolutes and business wisdom are relevant to operating a business. Just what does that mean?

Business absolutes are things like the balance sheet must balance. Wisdom involves things that you don’t have to do but that require the ability to discern what is best. An example of wisdom is whether to use Read the rest of this entry »

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Beware the Negative Employee

The warning beware the negative employee is important as at some point nearly every worker has an encounter with one. But just why is the warning so important? Read the rest of this entry »

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Be Cautious in Your Assumptions

Assumptions make it more efficient to operate but also can harm results, so it pays to be cautious in your assumptions. Read the rest of this entry »

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80/20 Targeting

If you find yourself getting off track in trying to stay focused on a major project, then 80/20 targeting is a technique that likely can help you. Read the rest of this entry »

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