Mind your costs

Mind your costs

I recently came off a project with a metal fabrication company that was in severe distress. I was originally introduced to the company in October of 2020 by a mentor of the owner who thought they could use my help.  At the time, the owner believed he had the situation under control; he did not. …

State of Readiness; Manuel Ugarte; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

State of Readiness; Manuel Ugarte; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

Joseph Paris welcomes to “State of Readiness” Manuel “Manny” Ugarte, Director and Strategic Accounts Manager of the United States Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC).  The US Army’s CCDC mission is to provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary…

Transformation vs Disruption

Transformation vs Disruption

Transformation… I am hearing more and more talk about how companies are seeking to transform themselves, or that they are launching a transformation initiative.  And as expected, there is the corresponding increase in transformation conferences, symposia, articles and books. But what is “transformation”? One definition for transformation is; “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.”…