TOM LARSEN

Change is Inevitable … in Business and Life

Let go a little

Your business is your bird. Your goal is for your birds to be healthy, productive and self-sufficient. How tightly you are holding your bird is how deeply you are involved in every little thing happening in your business. Your challenge

The Bolt-On Syndrome

A problem arises when those bolt-ons, or patched in code, become permanent creating future inefficiencies that cost your company time and money to work around indefinitely or go in and repair. That’s the debt part.

A YTD Retailer Closing Scorecard

In the dynamic landscape of how we as consumers go about acquiring all the things we seem to need, the provision of those goods from the same place all the time is not a foregone conclusion.

Change is Inevitable

change and choice – how we resist it, how we embrace it, who embraces it, who does not, who creates or what causes it, what it looks like

Holiday Retirement: When your opportunity changes

or...Why this blog is called Life Off Balance. As I wrote in June, Debbie Williams (my wonderful wife, and business partner for most of the past 20 years) and I took a mutual position with Holiday Retirement co-managing an independent living Retirement Community in...

The Bolt-on Syndrome

Have you ever been in a house where the rooms just didn’t make sense? Often times that’s because the now big house was once a cute little 1 bedroom, 1 bath and has been expanded over the years to 3 or 4 bedrooms with multiple baths. Two bedrooms have a doorway...

What to do next ?

Our focus and awarenesses will change as we look and work in the retirement world instead of the consumer world. We won’t change, but, what we see, experience and create insight about will change.

The value of experience; How soon do you want to be scalable?

Recently I worked with an entrepreneur who continually asked me how old job candidates were as they were considered for positions in his company. His concern was about the “culture” that he was creating and would not admit it, but, did not want older people in his company. His perspective was driven by money and moldability. Young, inexperienced people are less expensive than older people.

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