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  • Lululemon Performance Signals

    Lululemon Performance Signals

    By Steve Nole on March 1, 2018

    Lululemon Athletica was founded in Vancouver BC in 1998. The first Lululemon store shared space with a yoga studio to promote initial designs for runners and yoga students. Technical athletic apparel known as “athleisure” is a clothing category that promotes healthier lifestyles . . . . . .

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  • Vehicle as Platform

    Vehicle as a Platform

    By Charlie Caldwell on February 10, 2018

    Ford needs a plan to reinvigorate its business. The current thinking is to accelerate development of trucks, electric cars and self-driving vehicles. To launch 23 new models in 2018, Ford’s cost is significant and streamlining development is complex and expensive. Tesla, Google and Uber seem to have distracted Ford from its core business. . . . .

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  • Optimize ADT to Grow Sales

    Growing Security Brand

    By Charlie Caldwell and Steve Nole on January 26, 2018

    Security and surveillance company ADT which sells alarm monitoring and security systems with video, fire and RFID sensors, digital door locks and thermostats is losing customers. This concerns institutional investors who carry long-term debt. . . . .

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  • Opportunity to Save Time and Money

    Discover Your Potential

    By Charlie Caldwell on October 15, 2017

    Each day knowledge workers waste huge amounts of time doing things they should not be doing. What is unfortunate is that most people do not realize this. Waste impacts everybody. It is important to understand how waste impacts productivity. One way is to discover your true potential . . . .

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  • Information Impacts Your Ability to Get Work Done

    Information Problem

    By Charlie Caldwell on April 12, 2017

    Information is difficult to manage. The problem is the impact information has on your work activities. Situations vary, so does the impact. The solution is personal. There are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions. Most importantly, you need to do something because problems will get worse . . .

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  • Impact of General Data Protection Regulation on Your Business

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    By Charlie Caldwell on March 28, 2017

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law designed to protect personal data. GDPR harmonizes data privacy laws across Europe. The law extends regulations to corporations that operate in Europe. . .

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  • Predicitive Analytics used to Backtest Forecast of Future Operating Performance

    Information Management

    By Charlie Caldwell on March 7, 2017

    For years, we have been tracking performance of thousands of corporations. The challenge today for investors is ability to find diamonds in the rough. Metrics used to measure corporate performance are dated. . .

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  • Five Year Revenue Growth Projections

    Know Your Potential

    By Charlie Caldwell on February 21, 2017

    Change happens in an instant. Innovation can be breaktaking. Advancements over the next few years will surpass those of the past thirty. New innovation will foster growth creating a new period of expansion. Growth is good when it creates opportunities. . .

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  • Huge Opportunity to Optimize Business Potential

    Wake Up Call

    By on November 9, 2016

    The U.S. 2016 Presidential election is over. So what did we learn? Many issues were raised. Huge sums of money was spent to influence voters. You would think the media and political elite . . .

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  • The Power of Using Thought Maps to Solve Problems

    Thought Maps

    By on September 24, 2016

    There is a nature flow to the things we need to do. Once you know where to focus efforts and resources, decision making becomes more obvious . . .

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  • Key Challenges that Impact Business Performance

    Five Key Challenges

    By on August 15, 2016

    We face challenges. Strategic clarity makes it easier to know what to do. Having the right insight at the right time and place matters. Predictive insight creates opportunity to anticipate change . . .

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