Jul 152017
 

Conversation with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, oversees 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.

CEO Quotes.

  • Too often people think about intuition as the same as relying on luck or faith. At least as I see it, nothing could be further from the truth. Intuition can tell you, of the doors that are open to you, which one you should walk through. But intuition cannot prepare you for what’s on the other side of that door.” ~ Tim Cook
  • “To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer, but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost $50 can only be done by the very best.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder.
  • “I could regularly travel first class, but having money in abundance doesn’t seem like a good reason to waste it. Why should I choose first class? To be offered a glass of champagne from the air hostess? If it helped me arrive at my destination more quickly, then maybe.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, Supply Chain Guru

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

Jul 152017
 

Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech

A short but powerful video by Steve Jobs.

CEO of Apple Quotes

  • “The reality is, is that we love competition, at Apple. We think it makes us all better. But we want people to invent their own stuff.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
  • “We have to make sure, at Apple, that we stay true to focus, laser focus – we know we can only do great things a few times, only on a few products.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • “You can make something big when young that will carry you through life. Look at all the big startups like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They were all started by very young people who stumbled on something of unseen value. You’ll know it when you hit a home run.”  ~ Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • “Your first projects aren’t the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn – you put so much effort into making something right if it is for yourself.” ~ Steve Wozniak.

Other videos you may find interesting

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Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech.  Steve Jobs was an amazing CEO and created products that changed our lives forever.

Jun 282017
 

From Tedx.com: What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

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Here are a couple of great quotes about leadership.  “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through the argument debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand”  ~Colin Powell

Colin Powell Quote about great leaders

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”  ~Ken Blanchard

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Jun 052017
 

45 minute video. From youtube.com:  “Bloomberg Risk Takers” profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our lifetime. (Source: Bloomberg)

Supply Chain Innovation Quotes

  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  ~ Socrates.
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~  Steve Jobs.
  • “Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” ~ Thomas Edison.
  • “Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” ~ William McKnight, 3M President.
  • “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” ~ Thomas Edison.
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  – Buckminster Fuller.
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein.
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck.
  • “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard.
  • “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” ~ John F. Kennedy.
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”  ~ Lee Iacocca.
  • “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ~ Thomas Edison.
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou.

Innovation Brainstorming.

Supply Chain Chinese Proverb

May 272017
 

Attitude Reflects Leadership

Such a great lesson how attitude reflects leadership.  Such a great video that can be used in so many situations. Business, life, sports… 90 second video with over 180k views.

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  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”  ~Douglas MacArthur
  • “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”   ~ Colin Powell
  • “It’s all right. We’re in a fight. You boys are doing all that you can do. Anybody can see that. Win or lose… We gonna walk out of this stadium tonight with our heads held high. Do your best. That’s all anybody can ask for.”  ~ Coach Boone
  • “Yeah. I hope you boys have learned as much from me this year as I’ve learned from you. You’ve taught this city how to trust the soul of a man rather than the look of him. And I guess it’s about time I joined the club.”  ~ Coach Yoast
  • “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”   ~ Lou Holtz
  • “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

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attitude reflects leadership

Reach your goals with a positive attitude

May 112017
 

Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain Guru

Apple is known to have one of the top supply chains.  Apple may be the best in Supply Chain.  I have always wondered how it got there.  Will be adding much more to this blog.  Going to get input from our Facebook and LinkedIn communities.

If you read about why Steve Jobs hired Tim Cook seems to be about improving Apple’s supply chain.  I believe Steve Jobs wanted something similar to what Dell did with their just in time (JIT) factories.  Seems that Steve Jobs was a fan of what Michael Dell did with Dell’s supply chain.­  Tim Cook was brought in to reduce inventory and make Apple’s supply chain much more agile as well as leaner.  Tim Cook went from Apple’s Chief Procurement Officer and took Steve Jobs place as Apple’s CEO.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain guru

Tim Cook joined Apple in 1998 as the Senior VP of World Wide Operations.  Before this Tim Cook was a Supply Chain leader at Compaq.  Tim Cook realized quickly the complexity of Apple’s supply chain and took necessary steps to reduce the complexity.  Tim Cook took the number of strategic suppliers from 100 to 24.  He cut the number of warehouses approximately in half.  He reduced inventory immensely.  Have read various articles where Tim Cook equates inventory to dairy products.  Read somewhere about nobody wants to buy spoiled milk.

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Tim Cook Quotes

  • “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain… What we will not do – and never have done – is stand still or turn a blind eye to problems in our supply chain. On this you have my word.” ~ Tim Cook, Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain guru :-)
  • Too often people think about intuition as the same as relying on luck or faith. At least as I see it, nothing could be further from the truth. Intuition can tell you, of the doors that are open to you, which one you should walk through. But intuition cannot prepare you for what’s on the other side of that door.” ~ Tim Cook
  • We have to make sure, at Apple, that we stay true to focus, laser focus – we know we can only do great things a few times, only on a few products.” ~ Tim Cook

Other supply chain videos you may find interesting.

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May 042017
 

CEO, Leadership and Motivational Blogs

A wide assortment of videos from top CEOs and leadership gurus.  Have also included a wide assortment of motivational and inspirational videos.

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May 042017
 

Management blunders from Star Wars.

CEO and Leadership Blogs

Leadership Quotes

  • “I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” ~ Indra Nooyi
  • “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.”  ~ Mary Kay Ash
  • “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”  ~ Andrew Carnegie
  • “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.” ~ John Maxwell
  • “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  ~ Wayne Gretzky
  • Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise.  They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”  ~ George S. Patton Jr.
May 042017
 

Star Wars Leadership Lessons

A great number of Star Wars leadership lessons can be pulled from this 4 minute scene.

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Star Wars Quotes

  • “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda
  • “In my experience there is no such thing as luck.” ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • “Judge me by my size, do you?” ~ Yoda
  • “I’ve been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.” ~ Darth Vader
  • Who’s the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him? ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi
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