Business Archives - Amie Devero

The Low-Hanging Fruit Dilemma

August 30, 2022
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We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. 

-John F. Kennedy

“Pick the low-hanging fruit.” It’s so common a phrase that very few of us ever interrogate it. The […]

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Guest Post: Don’t Just Study Non-Customers. Become One.

August 19, 2022
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Mike Giffin of Giffin Consulting offers this insightful guest column. Enjoy, and look up Mike on LinkedIn.
 

Amie Devero’s recent post neatly articulates a major source of missed opportunity in any company’s growth potential: the failure to understand customers and the resulting failure to identify […]

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Is Your Strategy Ready For A Recession?

July 4, 2022
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Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’re probably aware that lots of people and indicators suggest we’re aiming for a recession. That may or may not be true, But regardless of whether a recession comes, change is afoot. Whether inflation, interest rates, supply chains, lower […]

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Uncertainty Grammar

May 17, 2022
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In Turkish there is a suffix (mis) that turns  a statement uncertain. It’s used to create the “inferential” mood. We don’t have anything like it in English or other Latinate languages, although it does exist in many Baltic languages.  In Estonian it is called the oblique […]

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The Scale-Up Squeeze-Out

April 12, 2022
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There often comes a time in every high-growth start-up when new executive leadership is hired –and sometimes, they replace or displace the stalwart early team members. I’ve heard this phase called “Scale-Up” as distinct from “start-up”.
When a start-up begins, it is […]

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Your Great (But Struggling) Employee

September 28, 2021
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What do you do when a great employee can’t seem to handle parts of his job, but flourishes in most of it? Especially if he is am awesome team member.

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Guest Post!! 4 Types of Consultants. Which is Best For You?

September 19, 2021
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By Amy Collett.

Entrepreneurs are known for wearing many hats, but are you taking on too much? A DIY approach saves money while launching a business, but at some point, running your company as a one-man or one-woman show only stifles its growth.

That […]

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Dying to Go To The Office

August 10, 2021
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It seems like every day I read about the employees who are refusing to leave their homes. They so love being with their families and missing the commute that they won’t give up those advantages.

The media is obsessed with that phenomenon. And clearly, it is a […]

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