Are You a Prey Dog?

August 11, 2019

I had an interesting conversation the other day with one of my clients. He was comparing drive in humans to the prey drive his dogs have. Not being a dog owner, I hadn’t heard this term before. He explained that prey drive is exactly what the words describe, a drive to go after prey. And, … Read More

App Hacks: Spark

August 4, 2019

I have used many email clients over the years, and Spark far and away is my favorite. Their marketing slogan is “love your email again”. While I can’t exactly say I love my email since switching to Spark a year or so ago, I no longer find reading it frustrating and overwhelming. Here are five … Read More

Q2 2019 Vistage-Chicago Confidence Index – Chicago More Pessimistic

July 21, 2019

Chicago Area Survey Highlights are below. Click here for more detail by industry and for a comparison to 2018. Economy 17%of CEOs thought the national economy had improved in the past year (vs. 31% nationally) 10% of CEOs expect the economy to improve in the year ahead (vs. 13% nationally) Prospects 53% of CEOs expect … Read More

Friction

July 14, 2019

Friction slows things down and makes motion difficult — it’s basic physics. We also know less friction eases movement and increases speed. When things are faster and easier to use, commerce happens. And, when friction is present, movement slows or worse yet, simply stops. We see this all the time with technology adoption. Have you … Read More

Q2 2019 Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Tumbles

July 7, 2019

Since 2003, the Vistage CEO Confidence Index has provided a quarterly comprehensive report of the opinions and projections of more than 1,400 CEOs of small- to mid-sized companies about the economy, their hiring and investment plans, and prospects for their revenues and profitability. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been a proven predictor of GDP, … Read More

App Hacks: Todoist Task Manager

June 23, 2019

With all the task managers available, why Todoist?  Here are my top 10 reasons: 10. You can have “sub-projects” within your projects and manage them from the landing page. For example, I have a project called Blogs and within this project, I have sub-projects for each of the upcoming blogs I am working on. 9. … Read More