Radical Consulting - Thought Leadership

All consultants claim to have thought leadership in one or more categories, niches or processes.  We divide ours into two areas, what we can Radical Insights which is composed of macro level thoughts, problems and solutions that face our clients and Think Radically which is a collection of tools, tips and models to help entrepreneurs and small businesses to put to use some of the knowledge and methodologies we’ve used to help clients in the past.

Radical Insights

100 Day Plans are dumb

100 Day Plans are Dumb.   There, I said it.  Despite writing and developing them over and over again for dozens of different companies and executives, I think 100 Day Plans are ridiculous.  First off, 100 days? Completely arbitrary, why not 105 days, or 60 days? Is it 100 Calendar days, so roughly 3.25 months

Results over methodology

“No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.” – Helmuth von Moltke In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. – Dwight D. Eisenhower I’ve been reading Chernow’s latest epic biography, “Grant,” it’s fantastic, and it has me drawing comparisons between business and military strategy. Grant

Evolution in Business

I tend to think of evolution as an analogy to business. How many times have you heard that it’s survival of the fittest, dog-eat-dog, or how brutal economics can be. Most of that is true, except for the dogs – I’ve never heard of a cannibalistic dog – but none the less it can be

Think Radically

Strategy through Objectives and Measurable Results

Long Range and strategic planning have become nearly obsolete.  The old method of having a team of people “strategizing” and developing long-term plans is outmoded.  By the time they’ve written those plans and developed implementation procedures things have changed. Or worse, they never consulted the people on the ground, and the plan doesn’t fit.  The

Profitability & Growth

If every person wants to have more or make more next year versus this year, then every company needs to grow and continually increase profitability.  Owners, be they founders, private equity, public or private shareholders all demand profitability.  Your company cannot afford to give 5% cost of living adjustments if they cannot increase profitability by

Think Radically in your Business

Small businesses form the backbone of the American economy. Our parents and families have owned and operated small businesses. Radical Consulting is a small business. While we can’t possibly help everyone and tend to focus on large engagements we wanted to give back, to support small businesses everywhere the posts in this section are for

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