Saturday, April 18, 2009

Small companies making gains on large corporations

At the Harvard Business Blogs, Peter Bregman gives a couple of compelling anecdotes of small companies beating out large ones in competition for major contracts. Small businesses offer the promise of relationships and good service and responsiveness. The uncertain economy gives large companies the threat of layoffs and financial turmoil. The advantage is reliability.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Final Four

The Kansas City Star writes about the Spartans' rise to the national championship. Looks like former GM chairman Rick Wagoner was instrumental in bringing the Final Four to Detroit, but he wasn't able to make it to the games this weekend. The article doesn't mention why. I'm guessing he's keeping a low profile right now. I feel bad for him.

I'm hoping Wagoner's Final Four efforts are a success and that a Spartan victory buoys not just the hope but the hard work and grit of southeast Michigan. If this state is to succeed, it must do so like Izzo's team - no whining, just hard work.