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ACUMEN IN ACTION #10 | INNOVATION

Where is innovation born? Sure, sometimes it happens like Newton where an apple falls and you get that stroke of genius, but probably more often than not, innovation isn't a singular individual ah-ha moment.

ACUMEN IN ACTION #6 | GROWTH

Recently Wyoming grew it's population by a whopping 1%.

TREPS UNITE

Jeff Gargas invites Kevin Cope, author of the bestselling book Seeing the Big Picture, onto his show, Treps Unite, to talk about Kevin's journey as an entrepreneur and what it takes to run a successful business.

USING GOOGLE ALERTS TO INCREASE YOUR BUSINESS ACUMEN

One of our all-time favorite tools happens to be one that seldom gets used — Google Alerts.

FRANCHISE EUPHORIA | PODCAST

Special guest Kevin Cope, author of Seeing the Big Picture, joins the Franchise Euphoria podcast to talk about the importance of developing business acumen.

BIG PICTURE: IDEATING

You're sitting in a meeting and someone says, "Now that's a good idea! We should move on that." The meeting ends and nothing happens.

BIG PICTURE: PETS.COM

Pets.com became a publicly traded company on Valentines Day 2000.

BIG PICTURE: SEARS

Before there was an Amazon, there was the paperback version - the Sears catalog.

BIG PICTURE: DILBERT

Consider this: at its heart "business acumen" means knowing how your company makes money, and making better decisions around the money you make, you matter your role.

NEW COKE — GOOD IDEA OR BAD IDEA?

Consider this — in 1985 Coca-Cola did the unthinkable — they changed their formula to challenge Pepsi's surge in the marketplace.

THE BOTTOM LINE: IT'S IMPORTANT

Consider this — when you hear leaders say that a new strategy is going to improve the bottom line, they are talking about net profit (sometimes called net income or net earnings) — because net profit is generally the last line, or the bottom line, on the income statement.

INNOVATE INNOVATE INNOVATE

Consider this — Customers often don't recognize their own needs or how to meet them, they don't recognize the possibilities.

ACUMEN LEARNING EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

We thought it might be fun to spotlight a different Acumen Learning employee every month!

SIMPLIFYING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Consider this — for the uninitiated, financial statements can seem overwhelming.

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING AND BUSINESS SUCCESS

I came across this enlightening article by Jessica Lee called The Power of Positive Thinking and Business Success

ACUMEN LEARNING FITNESS CHALLENGE

For a different topic today, let's talk about resolutions.

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