By Andrew Sobel, Big 4 Guest Blogger
Many years ago my coauthor, Jerry Panas, was asked to organize the annual meeting for the chamber of commerce in Alliance, Ohio, where he once lived. He decided—rather ambitiously—to ask J.C. Penney to be the annual speaker. At the time, Penney—know as “Mr. Penney” to everyone—was one of the greatest merchants of the [...]
Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger
Your own book is the best way to build a practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book
The Internet of Things (IoT) appears finally to be gaining real traction with both Gartner and IDC putting out reports on it. The opportunity, however, can best be understood in terms of vertical markets [...]
Deloitte’s 2014 Global Powers of Retailing Report Shows Global Retail Ploughing Through Difficulties To Seed Growth.
By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
The new 2014 Global Powers of Retailing report from Deloitte shows that in spite of global economic uncertainty, 250 of the world’s largest retailers made US$4.3 trillion in the last fiscal year running from June 2012 through June 2013. David White, Deloitte Australia Partner and retail industry leader, helped us to understand that and [...]
By Andrew Sobel, Big 4 Guest Blogger
Are you like water and sunshine to your clients?
Connect. Become relevant. Resonate. Make an impact. Those are the steps you follow to build your most powerful relationships.
In this post, I share with you four relationship laws, drawn from my new book Power Relationships, that will help you become more relevant to both prospects and [...]
By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com
Information Technology (IT) is changing the way business does business in such an accelerated way, not even the wisest among us can predict what kind of future innovations like analytics and cloud will usher in with confidence. Still, those brave enough to sail headlong into this relatively new frontier are blazing a business trail that [...]
By Timothy E. Reed, Big4.com Guest Blogger
Making the Tough Information Technology Decision – 5 Key Criteria
Making the best decision when faced with today’s diverse and rapidly changing IT marketplace is tough. Everyone struggles with picking out the right tool or capability, hoping that they will not regret their decision. You can easily take a wrong turn, [...]
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It’s the most elementary form of goal setting, and yet so often neglected. Your career bucket list is your dream list of professional things experienced and milestones achieved. When you’re done, at whatever age that might be, what list of things will help you to feel meaningfully fulfilled?
Your list represents your highest aspirations. If you’re in the [...]
When Kathleen Sebelius recently fell on the sword for the miserable rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act’s website, the event sparked some other serious considerations about the way IT in general and software specifically has woven itself into the lives of the average American generally and business specifically.
Granted, there are glitches to be [...]
The idea of ‘Tours of Duty’ was coined by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. It was published in his book The Start-Up of You (2012) and in an HBR article together with Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh (June 2013). The main ideas are:
Establish a ‘Tour of Duty’ of 2-4 years, rather than the ‘lie’ of lifelong employment and loyalty;
Encourage employees [...]
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Hello Fellow/Fella Professionals!
As a new contributor here, I would like to say “hi” and let you know I welcome your input/feedback. Speaking of which, feedback in terms of
seeking a new job! How many actually have received some good feedback lately? If so, do share!
As an ex-Big 8/Big 4 twice in my career, I think when we come across [...]
If you are striving for work-life balance, you’re missing the point. The concept is based on a flawed assumption. The assumption is that work stinks. Only if work has a negative connotation can there be a need to seek balance. If work is basically a positive experience, one need not flee from it to engage this [...]
As CEO your vigorous questioning and probing will substantially influence the extent and success of innovation in your organization. Continual questioning of yourself and employees, and instilling this approach into everyone’s thought processes will help to permeate an innovation mindset throughout your organization.
How can we solve a problem and make lives better?
How can we improve [...]