Case study of the De Beers Diamonds

Introduction Few names are more famous or notorious in some circles in the diamond business than De Beers.  Few companies in any industry have cornered the global market in their space than De Beers.  Their reputation for bullying and unethical business practices is well documented.  Partnering with brutal regimes to supply their diamonds was common…

Case study of IBM

Introduction  IBM has been the forerunner in data processing for over 100 years. They are synonymous with efficiency, data processing, and managing big data.  Their history with the US Government and managing the complex issues of a world power are legendary.  They have experienced great technological highs over the decades but also had a number…

Advice on social media storytelling

1- Tell us about you/the origins of the brand. Who are the people behind your logo?  Followers want to see there are live people on the other end they can relate and engage. The great thing about social media is it has taken away the pretense of walls and a mote to the “castle.”  Customers can now…

People give to people, not to schools

The pressure on K-12 private schools to develop donors and to advance the mission of their schools has never been greater.  Demands on school leadership from board members, parents, alumni, and even community supporters is ever increasing.  What are the best practices private schools could use in cultivating a donor and win them as a…

Team Turquoise Solar Panel Business Plan

Our PowerPoint Business Plan Team Turquoise presentation1 The energy industry in the US has a huge potential for growth, development and opportunities for investment and policy makers like the Obama Administration are doing everything possible to ensure the sector drives the economy. The basic economics of energy and developments in technology are making the area…

If I were 22 again . . .

There is a series in LinkedIn titled, “If I were 22 again . . .”  My contribution to the discussion is below. A motto I hold dear is the Cub Scouts, “Do your best.”  Notice the emphasis on YOUR best.  At 41 years old my top 10 tips of advice, “If I were 22 again:” Be wise…

You be the Venture Capitalist–Buzzy–https://buzzyhelps.com/

YOU BE THE VC 6.1 by John Roland Company: Buzzy.  https://buzzyhelps.com/ Business Idea: Create a device that helps relieve the pain and anxiety associated with getting a shot and the other needle sticks like IV starts, blood draws, and finger pricks. Item Score/Comments Strength of New-Venture Team 1       2      3       4       5 There is no mention of a…