TOM LARSEN

Change is Inevitable … in Business and Life

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Striving for the greatest efficiency in technology as a way to solve a problem is very trendy. The efficiency we all now recognize from technology, all too often creates a perspective that everything we do needs to maximize efficiency. In the endless pursuit of efficiency it is easy to lose sight of whether or not the concept or effort is actually effective.

Congruent

Take congruence a step further; what if congruent was a theme, not a specific habit. What if you look at your life or your business practices and determine if they are creating a congruent message?

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...

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