Jun 082016

The Art of War

Sun Tzu wrote in The Art of War, “What is of the greatest importance in war is extraordinary speed: one cannot afford to neglect opportunity.” Damir Perge shares entrepreneurial advice on how to apply the lessons of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to business and entrepreneurship for success.

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Art of War Quotes

  • All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.  ~ Sun Tzu, the Art of War
  • In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it. ~ Sun Tzu, the Art of War
  • In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to secure victory. In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack – the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers. The direct and the indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle – you never come to an end. Who can exhaust the possibilities of their combination? ~ Sun Tzu
  • Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose. ~Sun Tzu

The Art of War

Apr 212016

Who Moved My Cheese?

This is such a great story – Who Moved My Cheese?.  It can be applied to supply chain and business in so many ways.  The only thing that is certain in life is that things are going to change.

From the Who Moved My Cheese book.

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  • “What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”  ~ Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
  • “He knew sometimes some fear can be good. When you are afraid things are going to get worse if you don’t do something, it can prompt you into action. But it is not good when you are afraid that it keeps you from doing anything.”  ~ Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
  • “things change and they are never the same again. This looks like one, of those times, Hem. That’s life! Life moves on. And so should we.”  ~ Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
  • “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”  ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
  • “Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business.” ~ Mark Sanborn

Who Moved My Cheese?

Your dream is out there supply chain quote

Apr 012016

Employee Satisfaction

Employee Satisfaction is one of the keys to great customer service.  If the employees like what they are doing the people they deal with can see this.

From Wikipedia:  The Fish! Philosophy (styled FISH! Philosophy), modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market, is a technique to make individuals alert and active in the workplace. John Christensen created this philosophy in 1998 to improve “organizational culture”. Its central four ideas, which have been adopted at some companies and schools, are:

  1. choosing one’s attitude,
  2. playing at work,
  3. making someone’s day, and
  4. being present.

Employee Satisfaction Quotes

  • “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow… It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”  ~ Jack Welch
  • “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”  ~ Anne M. Mulcahy
  • “All employees have an innate desire to contribute to something bigger than themselves.” ~  Jag Randhawa
  • “You can’t sell it outside if you can’t sell it inside.”  ~ Stan Slap
  • “Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Other videos you may find interesting.

Employee Satisfaction leads to a great day

Jan 272016

The Goal is one of the best supply chain books. If you haven’t read it check it out.

Jan 262016

Visit this LinkedIn post for further discussion on Theory of Constraints.

Jan 042016

A good book has the power to change and transform. This presentation features books that can transform your personal success. Each makes you think about the way do things and small changes you can …


Apr 192015

Good to Great

This is video review for the book Good To Great by Jim Collins, produced by Callibrain, employee engagement through social collaboration and execution discipline.

  • “For no matter what we achieve, if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life. But if we spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect – people we really enjoy being on the bus with and who will never disappoint us – then we will almost certainly have a great life, no matter where the bus goes. The people we interviewed from the good-to-great companies clearly loved what they did, largely because they loved who they did it with.”  ~ Jim Collins, Good to Great


Go from Good to Great. Make your supply chain great.

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