Sep 132017
 
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5 minute video. Jack Welch speaks about a leaders role in helping their team and business excel. Helping individuals reach their dreams by focusing on the person.

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Sep 012017
 
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The Mindset of a Winner. Live your dreams.

Great video to get in the right mindset.  Seth Godin knows his stuff.  If you are not living your dreams what are you doing to achieve what goals?

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Winner Quotes.

  • “Beware of the person who can’t be bothered by details.” ~ William Feather
  • “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~ John Wooden
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” ~ Rocky Balboa
  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  • “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~ John Maxwell
  • “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~ Sam Walton

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Sep 012017
 
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Quotes by Michael Dell, Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates…

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.

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“High expectations are the key to everything.”  ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart

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“Ideas are commodity.  Execution of them is not.” ~ Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers

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“The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’  That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?'” ~ Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

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“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” ~ Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

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Jul 152017
 
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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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Jul 152017
 
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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.

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

Jun 282017
 
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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

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

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Jun 052017
 
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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.

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May 272017
 
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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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May 112017
 
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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

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