• Strategy

    The Science of Impact

    “Business without profit is madness!” My professor said as he stroked his grey beards while he slowly paced back and forth in the classroom. This would be the first unforgettable lesson in microeconomics. In the same vein, I think motion without impact is madness. Most people have a long list of activities they were involved in the previous year, yet their businesses seem unchanged. How did others make an impact with half the energy, task and time expended? Become efficentric, a word I used to describe an addiction to efficiency which focuses on the value of the output produced and the impact created rather than the amount of time and…

  • Business,  Strategy

    Become the Irresistible Brand in 2 Steps

    A new entrepreneur met me with an idea about packaging roasted nuts and she seems very eager to tell me how passionate she was about her idea and how people loved her nuts. She had created a sample of the package and was about to print them the following week. As she showed me the sample design, I asked her about the designer and where the inspiration came from. I did a simple google search for similar products. Then I pointed at the various designs on the screen and I asked her in one sentence, “If you saw your products next to these ones on the shelf, which one would…