Desk of Brad

The Zeitgeist

“Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”  – Yoda reminds Luke of the problem with trying too hard to predict the future  Today I was going to write about ‘how to run a meeting’, but I’ve opted to save that for next week.  During my travels this week, I’ve had a lot of time to […]

The Importance of Personalization

I hope you enjoyed the retrospective on advertising and marketing last week. It’s important to know where we came from so we can understand where we are going and how big is the step is forward. For those who were wondering, Mark Goode won the contest on the ad campaigns, and here are the answers: […]

Integrated Delivery Model

“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.” – Franklin P. Adams    Hi Everyone,  There is an old proverb which states that “you can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.” We are transforming the business to be ready for […]

Evolving Our Business

“Learning experiences are like journeys. The journey starts where the learning is now, and ends when the learner is successful. The end of the journey isn’t knowing more, it’s doing more.” –  Julie Dirksen  Our business is changing. We are zeroing in on delivering contextually appropriate content and personalized experiences as our core value proposition. As I […]

Making a Difference

In many ways, I am thrilled at what we’ve accomplished – but it’s not enough, not nearly enough. I want to build a business that is inspirational, that aspires to change the way business is done and most importantly, is an expression of our core values. The business should be inspirational in the way that […]

College Hire Program

Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce our new college hire program. A special thanks to Chris Barbeau, Don Low and Travis Kuhn for working on this project. We also have available a Powerpoint presentation which outlines the details of the plan – let us know if you’d like a copy. Our goal is to […]

Expertise and Career Growth

 “Employee engagement is strongly connected to business outcomes essential to an organization’s financial success, such as productivity, profitability and customer engagement. Engaged employees drive the innovation, growth and revenue that their companies need.” – Amy Adkins (Gallup 2015)  Expertise…   “The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.” – Lee […]

I Can Feel the Momentum

When I was buying clothing at Nordstrom, we used to have to figure out the right level of inventory for each product by size. So let’s take a men’s V-neck undershirt, size large. If on average, you sell 42 units a week and they are resupplied once a week what is the right inventory level? […]

The New Tahzoo Worldwide

If we take good care of our clients, then we have the opportunity to continue to work for them and grow our business. As we grow, we have more profits to invest in our business and our people. A healthy, thriving business provides opportunities for all of us.  With this in mind we’ve worked for the past couple […]

The 6 Thematic or Topical Areas

It was a great week here in Washington D.C. We just completed the planning meetings for launching the new Tahzoo Worldwide organization. Much of the meeting was focused on driving integration across the company and defining success metrics for the remainder of the year.   During the meeting, we organized the work that needs to be accomplished thematically […]