Six years ago I gave up my role as CEO of a middle market company. Almost three years ago, I finally gave up the reins as the full-time chairman. Today, I am a consulting partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants. However, I still sit on the board of my old company.
Does your business have the technological, marketing and corporate culture competencies that 2015 is going to demand? Are you prepared to compete for savvy, highly socially-connected consumers? Will your company be a driving force, or forced out by the coming year’s marketplace trends?
A few sentences in a recent New York Times article about failure particularly struck me: “… (an) unexpected truth about innovation: It is, by necessity, inextricably linked with failure. The path to any success is lined with disasters.”
"As an entrepreneur, what's the one task you may never have expected to do on a regular basis?" Such was the question posed by Business News Daily to Andrea Simon, Ph.D., President/Founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), and eight other startup founders.
"Igniting change is never easy. But by using the Blue Ocean Strategy® approach and adapting your company's business to gain a new perspective, you can overcome virtually any business challenge." as i was quote in our Forbes article, "Does Your Business Need A Boost?," published December 9, 2014. It is as relevant today as it was then.
Over my business career, both as a C-suite executive and as a consultant, I have witnessed many differing management styles. One of the things I find particularly disturbing is when someone withholds essential information from a subordinate because they believe that “knowledge is power.”
Undeniably, there's a tectonic shift occurring in healthcare marketing today, declares Andrea J. Simon, Ph.D., President and Founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants, in a recently-published article in FierceHealthcare.