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Warning: Not For Those With Trust Issues

Couchsurfing is an app I personally admire for it’s ability to create a global community amongst people from all walks of life. Users make a profile with basic information about themselves and their availability. 367 more words


Buffett, IBM and Key Economic Characteristics

Berkshire’s Investment in IBM

Berkshire Hathaway started buying IBM shares during 2011, and has since increased its IBM investment. See table below for data of Berkshire’s IBM investment in 2014 compared to 2013. 459 more words

Competitive Advantage

Marketing 101: Horse before Cart

I often see small companies approach their marketing on a random, suck-it-and-see approach, therefore waste a lot of money and time going nowhere.  They will try one channel, after being approached by a slick salesperson with a “deal”, put a quick campaign in place and more often than not, be disappointed by the results.   351 more words

Trades Coach

Closing the Business Planning, Monitoring, Control Circle

As specialty practitioners continue to focus on specific operational methodologies and tools and argue about which are “best”, the fundamentals are that managing a business is about building, maintaining and enhancing competitive advantage. 835 more words

Operational Planning

eBay's Holy Grail: the Network Effect

In The Little Book That Builds Wealth on pages 64-66 the author Pat Dorsey discusses why networks effect are such a powerful competitive advantage and uses eBay as the “canonical example.” 962 more words

Competitive Advantage

Get The Edge On Your Competition

Equipment is an absolute necessity for any business.  Construction companies need trucks and tractors.  Restaurants need ovens, stoves, and refrigerators.  Retailers need point of sale systems.  490 more words

Equipment Leasing

Case 2 : Netflix

In todays generation, we stream movies and watch everything online. Looking back in time when there was a Blockbuster, and your old local video store around the corner from your house. 315 more words