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Your Business and the Circle of Life…

The Lion King. Released in 1994, it was Disney’s 32nd animated feature film.   You’ve probably seen it multiple times.   And thanks to the Culture House, my 10 yr. old niece (making her acting debut!), and over 80 other young actors, four capacity crowds were reminded this past weekend why The Lion King is also one […]

Business Done Right Example – Local Pig / Pigwich

We had some free time this weekend and decided to head downtown (Kansas City) and explore a bit.  For lunch, we stumbled across Pigwich and The Local Pig.  If you’re not familiar with them, The Local Pig is a butcher shop in the East Bottoms that specializes in locally sourced, humanely raised meats and Pigwich […]

How to Increase The Probability of Desired Outcomes…

Even with 75% of the Major League Baseball season still remaining to be played, the probability of the desired outcome (October playoff baseball) for Royals fans is not looking good.   One website currently has their probability percentage of winning their division at 0.3%.   At least they haven’t completely ruled them out! In business, the probabilities […]

Is Your Business Ready to Graduate?

It’s graduation season and as the father of twins who are graduating from high school this year, I know the next few weeks are going to hectic and kind of crazy. In the grand scheme of things, graduations don’t really mean all that much. They aren’t a guarantee for future success and at least for high school, […]

Your Business – Roller Coaster, Merry-go-round or Bumper Cars…?

Amusement Parks have been evolving for hundreds of years.   The oldest park in the world is Bakken, located in Klampenborg, Denmark.  It first opened in 1583!  Currently, in North America, there are approximately 400 amusement parks of various different degrees and themes.  And, Florida wins the tournament as far as having the highest number of […]

Pricing: Profit or Pain – What do you choose?

I’ve met with 2 different business owners in the last week and although their situations were wildly different, they both shared a significant challenge.  Despite having been in business for quite a while, both owners were finding running their business to be getting harder over time. Every day was feeling like an uphill slog and […]