Whether you’re a small business owner or solopreneur, new to the field, or a seasoned professional, there are tried-and-true rules of the game to follow if you want to be successful. Some are more obvious and take precedence over others, such as hiring the right people, managing your cash flow, and making sure you’re providing value to […]
Sidewise Insights (Blog)
The Fine Art of Making Bad Decisions
Scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are trapped on the edge of the cliff. “Way I look at it, we can either fight or give. If we give, we go to jail. If we fight, they can go for position and shoot us, wait and starve […]
George Patton, Meet Penn and Teller
Photo (l-r): Generals Omar Bradley, Dwight Eisenhower, and George Patton, Bastogne, Belgium, 1944 You may remember the famous scene from the movie. The Germans have launched Operation Wacht am Rhein, better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Elements of the United States First Army, supposedly in a quiet sector of the front, are pinned down […]
What’s Sidewise Thinking?
Sewell Avery being taken from his office by National Guardsmen for refusing to settle a strike that endangered delivery of essential goods during World War II At the end of World War II, Montgomery Ward chairman Sewell Avery made a fateful decision. The United States, he was sure, would experience major difficulties moving from a […]