Blink And The Future Is Here. Are You Ready?
Our weekly podcast, On The Brink, was recently ranked among the top 10 futurist podcasts by TAFFD, an organization focused on "providing a transdisciplinary awareness about the future." This made us wonder, what is futurism? What are we doing at SAMC to share with others what’s coming next? […]
Need To Change? Why Not Turn To The Experts
At Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), we were interested to learn that worldwide Google searches for culture change experts were up 178% in the past week (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2019). We were interested, but not surprised. These days, just about every company wants to “change their […]
What This Successful Entrepreneur Has Learned In Business
Starting a company: how do you do it? Often I get asked, what is it like to start a company? Or, what do you have to do to become an entrepreneur? Or maybe, lessons learned for developing a company? Or something else about being a business builder. Thinking back, I can’t tell you how […]
Mary Beth Nelsen: How Employees Who Refuse To Change Can Damage Your Entire Business
From Guest Blogger Mary Beth Nelsen I had just finished a 3-day training program. My husband asked what in the world could require three whole days. Thinking he was actually interested, I began to explain the process, including skills development, change management, practice, gaining […]
Elisa Spain: How Ego Diversification Can Be The Key To Satisfaction And Joy
From Guest Blogger Elisa Spain Ego Diversification What does it mean to diversify your ego? Does that even make sense? In the investment world, diversification is de rigueur. Anyone who works with an investment advisor has heard them talk about the benefits of holding a […]
Can Marvel Comics Make You Love Blue Ocean Strategy?
From Guest Blogger Michael Olenick The idea that higher value and lower cost are incompatible is taken as an assumption. Better things cost more, right? Sometimes that’s true, but not always. Blue Ocean Strategy theorizes the relationship can be broken, that higher value can be delivered at […]