Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sugar Plums and Deadlines

Christmas for consultants is a time of desperate work and deadlines. Even non-Christian consultants suffer from the vagaries of this holiday, so it is legitimate to call it what it is – Christmas. No one has ever heard the words, “the client absolutely needs this report before Kwanza!” While other people are thinking about gifts…
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Metaphors Run Amok: Business Incubation

There’s nothing worse than a metaphor gone rogue. We’ve been doing a lot of work on business incubation lately, and it’s amazing how much liberty is taken with that idea. The idea of hatching new businesses like fertilized eggs entered business jargon in 1959 when Joseph Mancuso created the Batavia Industrial Centre in Batavia, New…
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