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In Constant Fire-Fighting Mode? A Business Operating System Can Help

Posted by John Boudreau on Jun 5, 2018 3:59:54 PM

In my recent blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven common problems that small businesses face and how those problems can be solved using a business operating system.

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Topics: Problem Solving, fire-fighting

Is Your Small Business Operating In Constant Fire-Fighting Mode?

Posted by jhboudreau on Dec 10, 2015 2:25:53 PM

One of the biggest problems we see in many small businesses is that of fire-fighting. If you've owned a small business for any amount of time you know exactly what I mean. You and your team move from one fire to the next and the cycle never seems to end. Each day you're exposed to some "new" problem that must be addressed ASAP.

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Topics: Problem Solving

Using MECE to Solve Problems

Posted by jhboudreau on May 8, 2012 9:29:12 AM

I just completed by 5th book of the year, The McKinsey Mind by Ethan Rasiel & Paul N. Friga. I committed to read 24 books this year, so I’m behind by one book.

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Topics: Problem Solving

What Are Your Top Concerns For the Week?

Posted by jhboudreau on Mar 6, 2012 6:45:17 AM

If you’ve owned a business for any length of time, you’ve noticed that things can get a bit hectic from time to time. You can get pulled in many different directions and it can be difficult to know what to tackle first. Pretty soon months have gone by with no real progress.

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Topics: Problem Solving, decision trees

New Year’s Resolution – Couple Month’s Late

Posted by jhboudreau on Feb 18, 2012 1:07:58 PM

I know it’s mid-February, but I don’t think it’s ever too later to have a New Year’s resolution. My resolution has to do with reading. My goal is to read 24 books in 2012 or 2 books per month. I’m already behind by 2 books, but I just finished my first one today – The McKinsey Engagement by Paul Friga.

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Topics: processes, Methods and Theories, McKinsey & Company, Problem Solving, Hypothesis, MECE

Facing Your Business' Problems Head On

Posted by jhboudreau on Sep 6, 2011 11:45:03 AM

Every business has problems. There are no perfect businesses no matter how elaborate the PR spin. Even the great Apple, known for its stunning revenue growth and fanatical customer base has problems.

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Topics: Problem Solving