Over the last 4 decades I have experienced much of what the consulting industry has to offer, including working with giants and pygmies.
The lesson? There are many excellent ideas impossible to implement. Few of my peers have actual work experience and therefore are disconnected from operational issues. Running a business is not a head shot - it is hard work requiring tough decisions with limited information, and then you have to live with the consequences.
My Unconsulting approach is simple; share what works, explore the risks, and let the owner decide.
Why this approach? Because I am also a serial entrepreneur and don’t like know-it-all's telling me how to run the business even when they’re right.
So here I am stuck between 2 worlds: consultant and entrepreneur. I have redefined where I intend to play looking for partners tired of the BS and want something real.
BTW - if you want to know what I know, don't miss my shows on the International Business Growth Radio Network.
The last 48 months has been exhilarating as we took an idea that has been rattling around in my head for years from startup to profitability. There were so many factors in this decision that to list everything would make it too tedious to read. Here are the big ones:
These are the opportunities that drive innovation on how businesses provide value - how they make money. This process happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the IBGR Network.
My role today is as a designer of innovative business models that drive market domination. That approach continues as the Managing Partner for the IBGR Network, with our broadcast talent, and our listening audience - everyone a business owner.
Let’s put this into context. Because of poor decision making by governments to threats, both internal and external, business owners live at the mercy of actions taken outside of our control. IBGR's focus is to help our listeners achieve market domination in an unstable environment.
We have examined all the forecasted opportunities and economic challenges of our crazy world and arrived at the following conclusion. The future will be nothing more than variations of sound business practices. That led us to refocus the network's programming on four areas:
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I have two primary research roles, the first is meta-research based on research conducted in the public domain (universities) or common literature (business and management books) to correlate with our current library for improvements.
The second is to conduct active and ongoing research with our clients to build industry and regionally based growth models.
This leads to two different approaches: traditional rigorous research, and real world based action research.
Rigorous research works universally in the hard sciences and breaks down when applied to the world of human behavior.
Action science takes into account this inability to reduce or eliminate all of the various controllable variables that drive human decisions and actions.
Everything we do is based on what works - whether that is a radio show, an assessment, or tools you can use today. This mindset is the foundation for all of IBGR's programming.