Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What are your emotions about dealing with the new normal for the marketplace? Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what it looks like when small business owners feel the five stages of grief over the new normal?
Avoid grief by asking customers what they want. Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to encourage staying connected to customers and their expectations as a way to avoid the grief of business failure.
Wall Street behavior continues to be at cross-purposes with Main Street. Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss recent behavior, like the Facebook IPO fiasco, as examples of the wrong direction of Wall Street practices.
Can Main Street put pressure on Wall Street to reform itself? Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how grassroots pressure by demanding socially responsible investment products, can cause Wall Street to reform itself.
Would you know a socially responsible investment if you saw one? Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to identify some of the elements that make an investment socially responsible.
The United States does not have a national energy policy. Paul Williamson joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why, with all that is at stake economically and from a national security standpoint, the U.S. doesn't have a national energy policy.
If the U.S. had an energy policy, here are some of the components. Paul Williamson joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the elements that should be included in a national, sustainable energy plan.
Why does planning take a hit when the future is so uncertain? Bill Conerly joins Jim Blasingame to make the case for the business planning discipline, even when the local national and global economic future is not encouraging.
Where do you look for planning opportunity when the economy is soft? Bill Conerly joins Jim Blasingame to suggest that internal efficiencies and staying customer focused are key to business planning opportunities during a slow economy.
Conduct planning during uncertain times like a baseball player stealing a base. Bill Conerly joins Jim Blasingame to recommend taking a base-stealing stance when planning in uncertain times by preparing the positive and the negative.