A Rubik’s Cube economy.

A Rubik’s Cube economy.

A new strain of COVID is making the rounds. New hires are hard to find. Existing workers aren’t thrilled with coming back to the office, at least full-time. The supply chain is uneven, as are prices. And businesses are trying to balance customer fears with the need to...
Your most important product: Trust.

Your most important product: Trust.

With immunizations becoming the norm rather than the exception, the economy is on the verge of a reset as people return to a relatively normal routine. Even so, many people will feel it’s anything but normal, wary to return to their former routines or still wanting to...
A checkmark recovery?

A checkmark recovery?

When the pandemic first hit, there was endless talk about a V-shaped recovery where we would bottom out and recover at relatively the same pace. Some experts, however, are beginning to think recovery may look more like a checkmark instead, with a compressed downward...
A sure bet.

A sure bet.

When I talk to others about what it’s like to start a business, I often turn to one of my favorite analogies. “It’s like the Old West,” I would say. “Old West towns had two types of people in it: settlers and gamblers. The settlers were more than happy to live life as...