Starters and Finishers

  • by Tom Larsen | Aug 16, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Planning |

Starting and finishing are critically important to getting things done. How well do you know which role comes most easily to you?


Make it simple

  • by Tom Larsen | Jul 19, 2017 |
  • Marketing, Operations, Planning, Product Development, Sales |

How good a job you have done making your processes simple for your people or your customers is determined not by how wonderful you think it looks from the inside. The quality of the simplicity is determined by the ease with which the user can get done what they need to get done for them to progress.


Who is your Customer?

  • by Tom Larsen | Jun 21, 2017 |
  • Marketing, Operations, Organization, Sales |

Making a great product is the minimum standard to be in business. Many founders and creators think that is the entire goal of the business. They are correct that this is the top priority. But,


We are all the sum of our choices so far

  • by Tom Larsen | May 31, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Organization, Planning |

At some point, for anyone with any capacity for self-awareness, one has to look at what is working and what needs work and come to a potential enlightenment – I got myself here.


A Groove or a Rut

  • by Tom Larsen | May 17, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Organization, Planning |

All too often, what appears as a groove to you, is actually a rut where you are just showing up to do the same thing today that you did yesterday.


Speed vs Accuracy

  • by Tom Larsen | May 03, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Operations, Organization, Planning |

Would you prefer a fast meal or a well prepared meal? You have choices just as the restaurant has choices and builds its business around what it actually is willing to commit to perform. Doing your best work is about making it great. Being fast is about putting something out there quickly.


Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

  • by Tom Larsen | Apr 19, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Organization, Planning |

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.



  • by Tom Larsen | Apr 05, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Operations, Organization |

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

  • by Tom Larsen | Mar 22, 2017 |
  • Making Choices, Operations, Organization |

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

  • by Tom Larsen | Mar 08, 2017 |
  • Operations, Organization, Planning |

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.