Archives posted in: Top 6

Top 6 – May 2014

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 5, 2014

“The brain is wider than the sky.” -Emily Dickinson Psychological pricing is effective. Even the most cautious brains take mental shortcuts to…


Top 6 – April 2014

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 2, 2014

“Let X equal X”, Laurie Anderson, Big Science (1982). In search of the perfect… Wasabi Peas Steamed Peas Pea Puree Pea Gelato…


Top 6 – March 2014

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 6, 2014

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”…


Top 6 – February 2014

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 5, 2014

“I don’t subscribe to the notion that companies exist to create value strictly for their shareholders. I think they are there to…


Top 6 – January 2014

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 7, 2014

Welcome to 2014. May you have a punk year: Hope => Vision => Action => Perseverance => Luck Hope is a choice.…


Top 6 – December 2013

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 27, 2013

Desperation to Euphoria in two letters: Aaaahhh, Aah. Ah. … Aha! Strategic success in business develops from differentiation. For some business activities,…


Top 6 – November 2013

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 4, 2013

Tragedy to laughter in one word (read aloud with increasing speed): Yuck. Yuck yuck. …. Yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck…


Top 6 – October 2013

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 2, 2013

“I know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?” Napoleon Bonaparte Failures happen. The question is will you learn the right…


Top 6 – September 2013

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 9, 2013

“You can’t ‘manage’ a crowd – or a community – through transactional exchanges or economic incentives. You need something stronger: shared purpose.”…


Top 6 – August 2013

By Tim J. Smith, PhD August 2, 2013

Which of the following is most critical for a successful entrepreneur to have? An Idea Money Employees Customers Which one? Customers, you…