How work-life will change after coronavirus

With the experience of  coronavirus COVID 19 lockdowns work-life will change forever. . With 91% US kids at home parents are spending more time than ever with children. Some parents have jobs that allow digital work and these folks are so lucky. Then there are the  struggling 25 million unemployed in the travel, tourism, retail and any type of jobs that require a physical presence. At the other end of essential workers are the beleaguered medical worker, true heros, who show up every day to work. No less valiant are factory workers, grocery retail workers, law enforcement folks who are keeping essential services working. For everyone in each of these situations the pandemic has been trying as the USA tries to reopen. Going forward here is how work life will change:

Why it’s hard to share feedback in B2B Markets

Frank,regular and constructive feedback is hard to give or receive in any work relationship. For example, HR performance appraisals are dreaded by both the boss and the employee. If you are a great leader your employees deserve to know how they are doing on a frequent basis , according to the legendary Jack Welch (Also seeContinue reading “Why it’s hard to share feedback in B2B Markets”

If Scotland secedes from the UK what will happen to exporting scotch?

Nine out of ten bottles of scotch whiskey is exported out of Scotland at the rate of 36 bottles a second!. The industry supports 35,000 jobs in Scotland and has intricate distributor relationships across the world that provide employment to many thousands more, worldwide.Through vigorous lobbying over a century,  the industry has ensured that noContinue reading “If Scotland secedes from the UK what will happen to exporting scotch?”

Burger King, Tim Hortons coffee and Budweiser beer -will consumers care ?

The proposed takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King (BK) has left large sections of Americans and Canadians aghast. For just as Burger King is quintessentially American so is Tim Hortons a storied and beloved Canadian brand. There is a general sense of dismay among pundits accross both sides of the border for Americans feelContinue reading “Burger King, Tim Hortons coffee and Budweiser beer -will consumers care ?”

Transaction Costs is why B2B marketing is such a challenge: Ronald Coase (1910-2013)

Ronald Coase passed away yesterday at the age of 102. He wrote a paper in 1937  called The Nature of the Firm, that has inspired many posts on this blog. While Coase received the Nobel Prize in 1991, his student Oliver Williamson received the Nobel Prize in 2009 as discussed in an earlier post.  HereContinue reading “Transaction Costs is why B2B marketing is such a challenge: Ronald Coase (1910-2013)”

If only airlines had not charged for baggage: Anti-trust makes a comeback with US Airways lawsuit

Tonight some top US airline officials must be wondering : "If only we had not charged for baggage." This as anti-trust makes a comeback with the US DOJ and six state and DC lawsuit against the US Airways and American Airlines merger. If there is one thing that annoyed the public it was the angstContinue reading “If only airlines had not charged for baggage: Anti-trust makes a comeback with US Airways lawsuit”

Washington Post website has huge traffic : great prospects to reinvent digitial

The purchase of the Washington Post by Jeff Bezos of Amazon for $250 million is stunning news. Since Alexa.com , an Amazon  service, ranks the global traffic at washingtonpost.com  at an impressive global rank of 405,  Bezos  seems to have made  a great move.With huge global traffic, the Washington post website has great prospects toContinue reading “Washington Post website has huge traffic : great prospects to reinvent digitial”

“The Social Revolution is a Trust Revolution”- says Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com

"The Social Revolution is a Trust Revolution"- says Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com and in the video from the tenth Dreamforce conference, Men's Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer seems to agree and say… I guarantee it! The Salesforce.com approach, as unveiled today, does a nice job of integrating social media information about a sales prospect to theContinue reading ““The Social Revolution is a Trust Revolution”- says Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com”

Supply Chain rationalization means fewer jobs in small businesses

At a recent conference an entrepreneur at the $25 million sales level mentioned that all the bigger organizations preferred to deal with $100 million level firms for purposes of supply chain rationalization. Quite understandable, but this does affect  employment in US small businesses. Let's see how: Supply (procurement) managers buy goods and services that mustContinue reading “Supply Chain rationalization means fewer jobs in small businesses”

Character not personality: why 7-Habits Steven Covey is followed across the globe

7-Habits  author Steven Covey passed away yesterday and it was just  the previous week when a friend and  visiting  Indian CEO mentioned that Steven Covey's 7 Habits is a great inspiration for him. And this was before the news of Covey's passing so it led to this post about why Steven Covey's ideas resonate acrossContinue reading “Character not personality: why 7-Habits Steven Covey is followed across the globe”