Divide Your Labor and Prosper

  • by Tom Larsen | Oct 23, 2013 |
  • Operations, Organization |

Published in 1776, British philosopher Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations that labor is most productive when it is divided into simple, discrete actions. Even in the manufacture of simple products, such as a wooden chair, the division of labor improves productivity dramatically. The simpler the task to be performed, the more productive … Continue reading Divide Your Labor and Prosper

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15 Ways To Get Yourself Motivated

  • by Tom Larsen | Oct 14, 2013 |
  • Operations, Organization |

Is every morning a like a Monday Morning to you? If it’s hard to get yourself going in the morning, sometimes a stiff cup of coffee isn’t enough to do the job. Solo entrepreneurs complain of the tedious “Bottle Washer” jobs they must complete in their startup.  Salespeople need more “Yes” when their day is filled … Continue reading 15 Ways To Get Yourself Motivated

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On Lawn Paint and Challenging Assumptions

  • by Tom Larsen | Oct 02, 2013 |
  • Marketing |

Oh, my lawn. Every summer, as the temperature rises to the triple digits here in the high desert, my wife threatens to pull out the green lawn paint to cover over the yellow, bone dry patches in our front lawn. Not wanting to be exposed to my neighbors as incapable of growing healthy green turf, … Continue reading On Lawn Paint and Challenging Assumptions

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Entrepreneurs Play Midfield

  • by Tom Larsen | Sep 25, 2013 |
  • Operations, Organization |

Last Saturday as I watched my son’s lacrosse game, I empathized with the players in one particular position. While the defense and goalie were required to stay on the half of the field where their goal was located and the attack positions play near the opponent’s goal, the midfielders were allowed (and expected) to roam … Continue reading Entrepreneurs Play Midfield

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