Category: Management

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”  – Mario Andretti If you haven’t noticed, the speed of business today is accelerating. Where customers would wait a few weeks for a product or service just three short years ago, they now want it in a few days.  And long gone are the days that your loyal…

Who doesn’t love movie quotes?  They have a way of inspiring us and of making us laugh. And, of course, the best ones are incredibly memorable. At ECS, we are all fans of great movie quotes and find that there are some – actually quite a few – that are tied to business and the…

Over the years and through the course of working with 100+ companies, we at ECS have watched some select, great leaders effectively drive their business and deliver fantastic results. These leaders routinely exceed revenue goals and achieve double digit growth with similar profitability levels.  And perhaps even more impressively, the employees of these companies really…

Over the last six years I have been a founding member of a business transformation firm (aka Empirical Consulting Solutions / ECS), and acquired a dental practice in Narberth (my better half is a dentist). Without a doubt, I have learned many-a-lesson during this time. Top 10 reasons you should never start your own business:…

Nothing happens until someone sells something.  ~ Henry Ford Leads are the life blood of all companies.  Without leads, you can’t then actually sell.  This quote above by Mr. Ford is as true today as when he first uttered those words – “Nothing happens until someone sells something”. So, it’s natural to put focus, money…

We are a few weeks into the New Year and hopefully everyone has stuck with their New Year’s resolutions.  Mine are the usual ones: eat less, drink less, exercise more; in other words, I aim to get fitter in 2019. The New Year is a trigger for us to take stock of where we are. …

It’s that time of year when we look to get fit, lose weight, and in general dump our bad habits for good ones.  You know this is all-too-true if you are a gym-goer – workout facilities are at their peak usage in January of each year. And while it’s great that everyone uses the new…

We continue the countdown to the end of the year and are very much in the thick of the holiday season. As gift shopping winds down (or ramps up for a couple of us very quickly!), we are all looking forward to spending time with our loved ones. Which leads to our question – what…

If you live in Philly, you cannot help but hear about “Trust the Process.”  Some people vehemently support, while others fully despise “The Process.” Let’s travel back about five to six years ago when the Sixers were mired in the NBA’s purgatory of mediocracy. Newly-appointed GM Sam Hinkie had a tough decision to make, as…

I was queasy. Yes, I was physically ill. (I know. You’re thinking, “thanks for sharing, Bill!”  But please read on.) So when was this? This was my state of mind years ago, not long after ECS got off the ground, and long before we had worked with companies across a diverse 26 industries (and counting)….